1999 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 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 67 more horse power than 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. (113 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 325 kg more than 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. 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 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. (171 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1999 Volkswagen Beetle has manual transmission. 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 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:

1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Beetle CR-V
Year Released 1999 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 113 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1231 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 58 L


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