2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2010 Mazda 2

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 Mazda 2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Mazda 2 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 81 more horse power than 2010 Mazda 2. (99 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2010 Mazda 2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 401 kg more than 2010 Mazda 2. 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 72 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Mazda 2. (146 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Mazda 2. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2010 Mazda 2 has manual transmission. 2010 Mazda 2 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2010 Mazda 2
Make Honda Mazda
Model CR-V 2
Year Released 2011 2010
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 146 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1155 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 45 L