2007 Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Passat would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Passat. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 29 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

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 Passat (320 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Passat CR-V
Year Released 2007 2011
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1585 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1679 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 58 L