2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 10 more horse power than 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. (170 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 146 kg more than 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 Mazda MX-5 Miata. 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 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. (190 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mazda Honda
Model MX-5 Miata CR-V
Year Released 2006 2011
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1999 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 170 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.8 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L 58 L


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