2006 BMW 120 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 BMW 120. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 BMW 120 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 32 more horse power than 2006 BMW 120. (148 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2006 BMW 120. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW 120 weights approximately 279 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Because 2006 BMW 120 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 2006 BMW 120. 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, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW 120. (200 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW 120. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2006 BMW 120 has manual transmission. 2006 BMW 120 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:

2006 BMW 120 2011 Honda CR-V
Make BMW Honda
Model 120 CR-V
Year Released 2006 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1835 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 58 L


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