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2007 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Honda Element

To start off, 2008 Honda Element is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Honda CR-V. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Honda CR-V would be higher. At 2,354 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Honda Element is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Honda Element (166 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2007 Honda CR-V. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Honda Element should accelerate faster than 2007 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Honda Element weights approximately 394 kg more than 2007 Honda CR-V. 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 2008 Honda Element. 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, 2008 Honda Element (218 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Honda CR-V. (190 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Honda Element will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Honda CR-V 2008 Honda Element
Make Honda Honda
Model CR-V Element
Year Released 2007 2008
Body Type SUV Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 2354 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 166 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1562 kg 1956 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4340 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 60 L


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