2006 Citroen C3 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 Citroen C3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Citroen C3 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) has 108 more horse power than 2006 Citroen C3. (72 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2006 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 476 kg more than 2006 Citroen C3. 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 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Citroen C3. (118 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Citroen C3. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2006 Citroen C3 has manual transmission. 2006 Citroen C3 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 Citroen C3 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Citroen Honda
Model C3 CR-V
Year Released 2006 2011
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1360 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 72 HP 180 HP
Torque 118 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3300 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 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 58 L


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