2008 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chevrolet Malibu would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (219 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu should accelerate faster 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, 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (297 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Malibu will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Malibu CR-V
Year Released 2008 2011
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 219 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 297 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.4 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.7 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 58 L


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