1992 Caterham Super 7 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Caterham Super 7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Caterham Super 7 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 70 more horse power than 1992 Caterham Super 7. (110 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1992 Caterham Super 7. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 1010 kg more than 1992 Caterham Super 7. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Caterham Super 7 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1992 Caterham Super 7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Caterham Super 7. (130 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Caterham Super 7. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1992 Caterham Super 7 has manual transmission. 1992 Caterham Super 7 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Caterham Super 7 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Caterham Honda
Model Super 7 CR-V
Year Released 1992 2011
Body Type Roadster SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1396 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 110 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 130 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 546 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 3390 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1100 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2260 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 L 58 L


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