2008 Opel Astra 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 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Opel Astra would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 246 kg more than 2008 Opel Astra.

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, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Astra. (176 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Astra. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2008 Opel Astra has manual transmission. 2008 Opel Astra 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:

2008 Opel Astra 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Opel Honda
Model Astra CR-V
Year Released 2008 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 180 HP
Torque 176 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 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 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1310 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 58 L


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