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2007 Honda CR-V vs. 2009 Honda Civic

To start off, 2009 Honda Civic is newer by 2 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 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 8 more horse power than 2009 Honda Civic. (140 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2009 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Honda CR-V weights approximately 433 kg more than 2009 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 2009 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 @ 4000 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Honda Civic. (175 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2007 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Honda Civic. 2007 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2009 Honda Civic has manual transmission. 2009 Honda Civic 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 2009 Honda Civic
Make Honda Honda
Model CR-V Civic
Year Released 2007 2009
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 1799 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 87.3 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1562 kg 1129 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.7 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 50 L


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