2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2013 Scion tC

To start off, 2013 Scion tC is newer by 2 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 2,494 cc (16 cylinders), 2013 Scion tC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2013 Scion tC. (178 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 2013 Scion tC. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 179 kg more than 2013 Scion tC. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Scion tC 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 2013 Scion tC. 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, 2013 Scion tC (235 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2013 Scion tC 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 2013 Scion tC has manual transmission. 2013 Scion tC 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 2013 Scion tC
Make Honda Scion
Model CR-V tC
Year Released 2011 2013
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2400 cc 2494 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 16 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 178 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 235 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 1377 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1795 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1415 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.4 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 9.2 L/100km


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