1997 Porsche 911 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Porsche 911. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Porsche 911 would be higher. At 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 1997 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Porsche 911 (424 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 244 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1997 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 261 kg more than 1997 Porsche 911.

Because 1997 Porsche 911 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 1997 Porsche 911. 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, 1997 Porsche 911 (530 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 312 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1997 Porsche 911 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1997 Porsche 911 has manual transmission. 1997 Porsche 911 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:

1997 Porsche 911 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Porsche Honda
Model 911 CR-V
Year Released 1997 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 3600 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 424 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 530 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2280 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 79 L 58 L


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