2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser would be higher. At 2,425 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (139 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser weights approximately 379 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

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, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser (332 Nm) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm). This means 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 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 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser has manual transmission. 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 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:

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Chrysler Honda
Model PT Cruiser CR-V
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2425 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 139 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 332 Nm 218 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 1935 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 58 L


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