2008 Toyota Avensis 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 Toyota Avensis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Toyota Avensis 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 35 more horse power than 2008 Toyota Avensis. (145 HP @ 5700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2008 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 126 kg more than 2008 Toyota Avensis. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 21 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Toyota Avensis. (197 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Toyota Avensis 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Toyota Honda
Model Avensis CR-V
Year Released 2008 2011
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 145 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 197 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 58 L


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