2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2004 Ford Mustang

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Ford Mustang. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Ford Mustang would be higher. At 4,606 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford Mustang (296 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 116 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Ford Mustang weights approximately 106 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Ford Mustang 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 2004 Ford Mustang. 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, 2004 Ford Mustang (427 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 209 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2004 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2004 Ford Mustang
Make Honda Ford
Model CR-V Mustang
Year Released 2011 2004
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 4606 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 296 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 427 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1662 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 59 L


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