2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 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 34 more horse power than 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (146 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 151 kg more than 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. 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 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (214 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Make Honda Mitsubishi
Model CR-V Eclipse
Year Released 2011 2003
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2350 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 146 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 214 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1405 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2570 mm


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