1998 Honda Prelude vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Honda Prelude. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Honda Prelude 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 49 more horse power than 1998 Honda Prelude. (131 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1998 Honda Prelude. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 316 kg more than 1998 Honda Prelude. 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 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Honda Prelude. (178 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Honda Prelude. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1998 Honda Prelude has manual transmission. 1998 Honda Prelude 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:

1998 Honda Prelude 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Honda Honda
Model Prelude CR-V
Year Released 1998 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 131 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 178 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1240 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2619 mm


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