2008 Volkswagen Phaeton 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 Volkswagen Phaeton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton would be higher. At 4,920 cc (10 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton (309 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 129 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton weights approximately 849 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton will offer significantly more control. 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 Volkswagen Phaeton (750 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 532 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Phaeton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Phaeton 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Phaeton CR-V
Year Released 2008 2011
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4920 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 309 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 3750 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 750 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2405 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 5060 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 58 L


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