2011 Honda CR-V vs. 1983 Holden Commodore

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Holden Commodore. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Holden Commodore 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 102 more horse power than 1983 Holden Commodore. (78 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1983 Holden Commodore. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 396 kg more than 1983 Holden Commodore. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Holden Commodore 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 1983 Holden Commodore. 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 1983 Holden Commodore. (140 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Holden Commodore.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 1983 Holden Commodore
Make Honda Holden
Model CR-V Commodore
Year Released 2011 1983
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1891 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 180 HP 78 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 140 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1160 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2670 mm


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