2011 Honda CR-V vs. 1977 Ford Cortina

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Ford Cortina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Ford Cortina 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 94 more horse power than 1977 Ford Cortina. (86 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1977 Ford Cortina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 446 kg more than 1977 Ford Cortina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1977 Ford Cortina 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 1977 Ford Cortina. 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, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Ford Cortina. (140 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Ford Cortina.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 1977 Ford Cortina
Make Honda Ford
Model CR-V Cortina
Year Released 2011 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 180 HP 86 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 140 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2580 mm


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