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2007 Honda CR-V vs. 1972 Mitsubishi Minica

To start off, 2007 Honda CR-V is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mitsubishi Minica would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Honda CR-V (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. (31 HP @ 8500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda CR-V weights approximately 1047 kg more than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Honda CR-V is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Honda CR-V will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Honda CR-V (190 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 158 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. (32 Nm @ 6500 RPM). This means 2007 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. 2007 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1972 Mitsubishi Minica has manual transmission. 1972 Mitsubishi Minica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Honda CR-V 1972 Mitsubishi Minica
Make Honda Mitsubishi
Model CR-V Minica
Year Released 2007 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 359 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 31 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 8500 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 32 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 6500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1562 kg 515 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 3000 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2010 mm


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