1995 Mazda 626 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mazda 626. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mazda 626 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Mazda 626 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1995 Mazda 626. (161 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1995 Mazda 626. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 290 kg more than 1995 Mazda 626. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 1 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mazda 626. (217 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mazda 626. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1995 Mazda 626 has manual transmission. 1995 Mazda 626 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:

1995 Mazda 626 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mazda Honda
Model 626 CR-V
Year Released 1995 2011
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 217 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1266 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2619 mm


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