2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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 3,956 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Toyota Tacoma (237 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Toyota Tacoma should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Toyota Tacoma weights approximately 128 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 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma (361 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 143 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma has manual transmission. 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma
Make Honda Toyota
Model CR-V Tacoma
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 3956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 237 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 361 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1684 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 3250 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 79 L


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