2011 Honda CR-V vs. 1997 Kia Joice

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Kia Joice. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Kia Joice 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 45 more horse power than 1997 Kia Joice. (135 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1997 Kia Joice. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 171 kg more than 1997 Kia Joice. 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 30 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Kia Joice. (188 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Kia Joice.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 1997 Kia Joice
Make Honda Kia
Model CR-V Joice
Year Released 2011 1997
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1977 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2730 mm


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