2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco 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 60 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. (120 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 258 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. 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 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. (200 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco
Make Honda Volkswagen
Model CR-V Scirocco
Year Released 2011 2008
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1390 cc
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 1500 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 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4256 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1404 mm


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