2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2004 Volvo V70

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 Volvo V70. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volvo V70 would be higher. At 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2004 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2004 Volvo V70. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2004 Volvo V70. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 76 kg more than 2004 Volvo V70. 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, 2004 Volvo V70 (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2004 Volvo V70 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 Volvo V70
Make Honda Volvo
Model CR-V V70
Year Released 2011 2004
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3750 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 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 70 L