2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 7,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (505 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 325 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 116 kg more than 2012 Chevrolet Corvette.

Because 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette. 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 Chevrolet Corvette (637 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 419 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette has manual transmission. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette
Make Honda Chevrolet
Model CR-V Corvette
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 7000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 505 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 637 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1928 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1237 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 68 L