2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V Competitors

$24k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 21 city / 27 hwy 321-413 mile range, gas engine
180 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other truck and SUVs, the 2011 Honda CR-V is also often compared to luxury cars and cars. The 2011 Honda CR-V's top rivals come from Ford (such as the F150 Super Cab Lariat and the Ranger Super Cab Sport) and GMC (such as the Terrain SLE and the Canyon Crew Cab SLE)

compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to other truck and SUV competitors include: it has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 10.6 ft3), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive), has smoother suspension (independent vs live), safer in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 2 stars) and safer in side collisions for the rear passenger (5 stars vs 3 stars).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 283 HP @ 6,350 RPM), slightly less ground clearance (6.7" vs 8.4"), slightly less towing weight (850 lb vs 2,030 lb), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 6).

2011 Ford F150 Super Cab Lariat

2011 Ford F150 Super Cab Lariat
$36,240

Significant advantages of the F150 Super Cab Lariat (vs the CR-V )

  • Much more powerful: 365 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 572 miles vs 413 miles

Significant disadvantages of the F150 Super Cab Lariat (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 47.0 ft vs 37.8 ft
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 3 stars

common strengths of the F150 Super Cab Lariat and CR-V

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 132 ft vs 123 ft
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Power mirrors availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford F150 Super Cab Lariat vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport

2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport
$24,320

Significant advantages of the Ranger Super Cab Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Ranger Super Cab Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Much more cramped back seats: 10.6 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive

common strengths of the Ranger Super Cab Sport and CR-V

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Inexpensive: $24,320 vs $24,655
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES
$20,290

Significant advantages of the Outlander Sport ES (vs the CR-V )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Outlander Sport ES (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Significantly fewer cupholders: 4 vs 8

common strengths of the Outlander Sport ES and CR-V

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 25 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2012 Ford Escape XLT

2012 Ford Escape XLT
$25,495

Significant advantages of the Escape XLT (vs the CR-V )

  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Escape XLT (vs the CR-V )

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Worse brakes
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Escape XLT and CR-V

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.7 ft vs 37.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Escape XLT vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet

2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
$25,280

Significant advantages of the Journey Mainstreet (vs the CR-V )

  • More powerful: 283 HP @ 6,350 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Sportier performance: 13.7 lb/hp vs 19.5 lb/hp
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 512 miles vs 413 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Journey Mainstreet (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • CD changer not available
  • No speed sensitive volume

common strengths of the Journey Mainstreet and CR-V

  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 128 ft vs 123 ft
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

2011 Buick Enclave CXL
$41,790

Significant advantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the CR-V )

  • More powerful: 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 143 ft vs 123 ft
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Enclave CXL and CR-V

  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Buick Enclave CXL vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to luxury car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 13 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 19 mpg), costs less ($24,655 vs $61,175), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (321 miles vs 226 miles) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (413 miles vs 331 miles).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is much more sluggish (19.5 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), is much less powerful (180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM) and has a significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year).

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the CR-V )

  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Much more powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.4 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much more cramped front seats: 49.0 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3

common strengths of the C63 AMG and CR-V

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the CR-V )

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.3 s s @ 106.9 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Significantly more expensive: $61,075 vs $24,655
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the 550i and CR-V

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (72.9 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), safer in side collisions for the rear passenger (5 stars vs 4 stars), slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (123 ft vs 136 ft) and has standard front air conditioning (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 29 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 40 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (321 miles vs 574 miles) and gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (413 miles vs 629 miles).

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
$32,965

Significant advantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the CR-V )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 796 miles vs 413 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 574 miles vs 321 miles
  • Much better highway mileage: 43 mpg vs 27 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Passat TDI SEL Premium (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Sluggish performance: 24.3 lb/hp vs 19.5 lb/hp

common strengths of the Passat TDI SEL Premium and CR-V

  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.8 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the CR-V )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 413 miles
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Many fewer cupholders: 4 vs 8

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and CR-V

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.2 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the Accord EX-L vs the CR-V

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
$29,220

Significant advantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the CR-V )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the CR-V )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Power locks not available
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive

common strengths of the Outback 2.5i Limited and CR-V

  • Lots of cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious front seats: 57.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS
$15,945

Significant advantages of the Elantra GLS (vs the CR-V )

  • Much better highway mileage: 40 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Elantra GLS (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.8 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Front air conditioning not available

common strengths of the Elantra GLS and CR-V

  • Both have spacious front seats: 56.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Chrysler 200 LX

2011 Chrysler 200 LX
$19,995

Significant advantages of the 200 LX (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 6.4 seconds vs 9.2 seconds
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 507 miles vs 413 miles
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 200 LX (vs the CR-V )

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 13.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the 200 LX and CR-V

  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.0 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Chrysler 200 LX vs the 2011 Honda CR-V