2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2006 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Volkswagen Golf 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 52 more horse power than 2006 Volkswagen Golf. (128 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2006 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 202 kg more than 2006 Volkswagen Golf. 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, 2006 Volkswagen Golf (310 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 92 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Golf 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 2006 Volkswagen Golf
Make Honda Volkswagen
Model CR-V Golf
Year Released 2011 2006
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1894 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
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 1354 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 55 L