2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2010 Honda Element

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Honda Element. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Honda Element would be higher. Both 2011 Honda CR-V and 2010 Honda Element are equipped with a 2,400 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 2010 Honda Element. (166 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Element. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Element weights approximately 38 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

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, both vehicles can yield 218 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2010 Honda Element
Make Honda Honda
Model CR-V Element
Year Released 2011 2010
Body Type SUV Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 166 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 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 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1594 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4315 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1788 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2576 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 60 L


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