2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva 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 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 19 more horse power than 2012 Chevrolet Captiva. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2012 Chevrolet Captiva.

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, 2012 Chevrolet Captiva (350 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 132 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Captiva 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 Chevrolet Captiva has manual transmission. 2012 Chevrolet Captiva 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 Chevrolet Captiva
Make Honda Chevrolet
Model CR-V Captiva
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2231 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4673 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1849 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1756 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2707 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 65 L


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