2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Nissan Xterra

To start off, 2012 Nissan Xterra 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 4,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Nissan Xterra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Nissan Xterra (261 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Xterra should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Nissan Xterra weights approximately 444 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 Nissan Xterra is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Xterra will offer significantly more control. 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 Nissan Xterra (381 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 163 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Nissan Xterra 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 Nissan Xterra
Make Honda Nissan
Model CR-V Xterra
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 4000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 261 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 381 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4539 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1849 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1902 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 80 L


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