2007 Volkswagen Caravelle vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle would be higher. At 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle (232 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle weights approximately 788 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle 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 Volkswagen Caravelle (315 Nm @ 2950 RPM) has 97 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Volkswagen Caravelle 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Caravelle CR-V
Year Released 2007 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3189 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2950 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2344 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1960 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 58 L


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