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2007 Honda CR-V vs. 1975 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2007 Honda CR-V is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Volkswagen Golf 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 78 more horse power than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. (70 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda CR-V weights approximately 707 kg more than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. 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 1975 Volkswagen Golf. 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 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. (114 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Honda CR-V 1975 Volkswagen Golf
Make Honda Volkswagen
Model CR-V Golf
Year Released 2007 1975
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 1471 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 114 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 76.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.5 seconds 14 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1562 kg 855 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 3710 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.7 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 45 L


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