2004 Honda Civic vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Honda Civic 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 72 more horse power than 2004 Honda Civic. (108 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2004 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 364 kg more than 2004 Honda Civic. 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 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Honda Civic. (155 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Honda Civic. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2004 Honda Civic has manual transmission. 2004 Honda Civic 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:

2004 Honda Civic 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Honda Honda
Model Civic CR-V
Year Released 2004 2011
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1668 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 155 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1192 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 58 L


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