2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2012 Chrysler 300 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chrysler 300 (292 HP @ 6350 RPM) has 112 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 272 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 Chrysler 300 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 Chrysler 300. 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 Chrysler 300 (352 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2012 Chrysler 300
Make Honda Chrysler
Model CR-V 300
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 292 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6350 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 352 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1828 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 5044 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1905 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 3053 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.4 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 72 L


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