2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V

To start off, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Honda CR-V. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Honda CR-V would be higher. At 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V (556 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 376 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V weights approximately 359 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2012 Cadillac CTS-V. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2012 Cadillac CTS-V (746 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 528 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Cadillac CTS-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 2012 Cadillac CTS-V has manual transmission. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V 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 2012 Cadillac CTS-V
Make Honda Cadillac
Model CR-V CTS-V
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 556 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 746 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1915 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4859 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1455 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 68 L


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