2009 BMW 530 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 BMW 530. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 BMW 530 would be higher. At 2,995 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 530 (254 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Because 2009 BMW 530 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 BMW 530. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 BMW 530 (300 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 530 2011 Honda CR-V
Make BMW Honda
Model 530 CR-V
Year Released 2009 2011
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2995 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 254 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1470 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 58 L


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