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2007 Honda CR-V vs. 2005 Honda Civic

To start off, 2007 Honda CR-V is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Civic 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 30 more horse power than 2005 Honda Civic. (118 HP @ 6600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda CR-V weights approximately 384 kg more than 2005 Honda Civic. 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 2005 Honda Civic. 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) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Civic. (150 Nm). This means 2007 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Honda CR-V 2005 Honda Civic
Make Honda Honda
Model CR-V Civic
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 1672 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 150 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 94 mm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1562 kg 1178 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.7 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 50 L


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