2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2003 Saturn L

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 Saturn L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saturn L 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 2003 Saturn L. (135 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2003 Saturn L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 236 kg more than 2003 Saturn L. 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 19 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saturn L. (199 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saturn L.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2003 Saturn L
Make Honda Saturn
Model CR-V L
Year Released 2011 2003
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2196 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 5800 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 199 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 59 L


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