1994 Reliant Scimitar vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Reliant Scimitar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Reliant Scimitar 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 76 more horse power than 1994 Reliant Scimitar. (104 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1994 Reliant Scimitar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 662 kg more than 1994 Reliant Scimitar. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1994 Reliant Scimitar 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 1994 Reliant Scimitar. 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 91 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Reliant Scimitar. (127 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Reliant Scimitar.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Reliant Scimitar 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Reliant Honda
Model Scimitar CR-V
Year Released 1994 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1398 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 104 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 894 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 3890 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2140 mm 2619 mm


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