2007 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Jetta (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 176 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Jetta.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Jetta (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Jetta CR-V
Year Released 2007 2011
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 58 L