2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V Competitors

$22-30k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 21 city / 27-28 hwy 321-428 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 mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Honda CR-V is also often compared to hybrid cars, sports cars and cars. The 2011 Honda CR-V's top rivals come from Honda (such as the Accord Crosstour EX and the Element EX) and Nissan (such as the Murano LE and the JUKE SV)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (72.9 ft3 vs 60.6 ft3), is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 18 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (28 mpg vs 23 mpg), costs less ($23,405 vs $38,880) and slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (123 ft vs 133 ft).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM), slightly less ground clearance (6.7" vs 7.9"), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (18.8 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp) and has a slightly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year).

2011 Nissan Murano LE

2011 Nissan Murano LE
$39,110

Significant advantages of the Murano LE (vs the CR-V )

  • More powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional

Significant disadvantages of the Murano LE (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 136 ft vs 123 ft
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Murano LE and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano LE vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i
$37,625

Significant advantages of the X3 xDrive28i (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8" vs 6.7"
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 6.7 seconds vs 9.2 seconds
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the X3 xDrive28i (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 27.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Power outlets not available
  • Power mirrors not available

common strengths of the X3 xDrive28i and CR-V

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 129 ft vs 123 ft
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Ford Edge SEL
$33,325

Significant advantages of the Edge SEL (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly more powerful: 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.9" vs 6.7"
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Edge SEL (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 123 ft
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Edge SEL and CR-V

  • Both have spacious back seats: 52.9 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Edge SEL vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda Element EX

2011 Honda Element EX
$23,745

Significant advantages of the Element EX (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 34.9 ft vs 37.8 ft
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 58.7 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the Element EX (vs the CR-V )

  • Child door locks must be bought separately
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 140 ft vs 123 ft

common strengths of the Element EX and CR-V

  • Inexpensive: $23,745 vs $23,405
arrow Compare the Element EX vs the CR-V

2011 Acura MDX

2011 Acura MDX
$53,440

Significant advantages of the MDX (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.2" vs 6.7"
  • Significantly more powerful: 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Higher towing capacity: 1,150 lb vs 850 lb

Significant disadvantages of the MDX (vs the CR-V )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 21 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Much more cramped back seats: 34.0 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Much more expensive: $53,440 vs $23,405

common strengths of the MDX and CR-V

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 126 ft vs 123 ft
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura MDX vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX
$38,880

Significant advantages of the RDX (vs the CR-V )

  • RDX 's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Navigation system comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the RDX (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 123 ft

common strengths of the RDX and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura RDX vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 17 mpg), has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 37.8 ft3), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (123 ft vs 139 ft), has standard CD player (standard vs not available) and has standard CD changer (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (428 miles vs 482 miles) and is slightly less powerful (180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 266 HP @ 5,600 RPM).

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX
$30,800

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

  • Sportier performance: 14.2 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • Moon roof comes standard
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

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

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 139 ft vs 123 ft

common strengths of the Accord Crosstour EX and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • CD changer comes standard
arrow Compare the Accord Crosstour EX vs the CR-V

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
$32,035

Significant advantages of the Odyssey EX (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly more cargo room: 148.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Odyssey EX (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 143 ft vs 123 ft
  • CD changer not available
  • Less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 6.7"

common strengths of the Odyssey EX and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 15 vs 8
arrow Compare the Odyssey EX vs the CR-V

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
$33,940

Significant advantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • More seats: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 137 ft vs 123 ft
  • More cramped back seats: 37.8 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the CX-9 Grand Touring and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 12 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2012 Mazda 5 Sport

2012 Mazda 5 Sport
$19,990

Significant advantages of the 5 Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the 5 Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 32.3 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • No speed sensitive volume
  • : Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission

common strengths of the 5 Sport and CR-V

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 130 ft vs 123 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Mazda 5 Sport vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition
$38,720

Significant advantages of the Pathfinder Silver Edition (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Rear air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Pathfinder Silver Edition (vs the CR-V )

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 20 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 143 ft vs 123 ft

common strengths of the Pathfinder Silver Edition and CR-V

  • CD changer comes standard
  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Ford Explorer Limited

2011 Ford Explorer Limited
$38,360

Significant advantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • More seats: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the CR-V )

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • CD player not available
  • More cramped back seats: 36.9 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3

common strengths of the Explorer Limited and CR-V

  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Explorer Limited vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to hybrid car competitors include: it has slightly more seats (5 vs 2), is slightly sportier (18.8 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp), has significantly more cargo space (72.9 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 49.1 ft3) and has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 41.6 ft3).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (21 mpg vs 51 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (28 mpg vs 48 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is not a hybrid car and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (321 miles vs 607 miles).

2011 Toyota Prius Four

2011 Toyota Prius Four
$28,080

Significant advantages of the Prius Four (vs the CR-V )

  • Hybrid
  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 37.8 ft
  • Significantly better city mileage: 51 mpg vs 21 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Prius Four (vs the CR-V )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Significantly less cargo room: 21.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent

common strengths of the Prius Four and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $28,080 vs $23,405
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Prius Four vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-Z

2011 Honda CR-Z
$20,115

Significant advantages of the CR-Z (vs the CR-V )

  • Hybrid
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.84 g vs 0.77 g

Significant disadvantages of the CR-Z (vs the CR-V )

  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer seats: 2 vs 5
  • Child door locks must be bought separately

common strengths of the CR-Z and CR-V

  • Plenty of gears: 6 vs 5
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 122 ft vs 123 ft
  • Inexpensive: $20,115 vs $23,405
arrow Compare the CR-Z vs the CR-V

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the CR-V compared to sports car competitors include: it gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (321 miles vs 287 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (428 miles vs 389 miles), has much more cargo space (72.9 ft3 vs 11.3 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3) and has significantly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 31.9 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (9.2 seconds vs 5.4 seconds), much slower 1/4 mile time (16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph vs 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph) and much worse cornering ability (0.77 g vs 0.93 g).

2012 Honda Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si
$22,975

Significant advantages of the Civic Si (vs the CR-V )

  • Significantly more gears: 6 vs 5
  • Sportier performance: 14.3 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • Moon roof comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Si (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.7 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Much more cramped back seats: 31.9 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 50.7 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3

common strengths of the Civic Si and CR-V

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $22,975 vs $23,405
arrow Compare the Civic Si vs the CR-V

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the CR-V )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.4 seconds vs 9.2 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.77 g
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.3 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 21 mpg

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and CR-V

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,720 vs $23,405
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 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 20.6 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 50.9 ft3), has smoother suspension (independent vs semi-independent), has better brakes (disc vs drum) and slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (123 ft vs 134 ft).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (28 mpg vs 35 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (321 miles vs 370 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (428 miles vs 520 miles) and less safe in side collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Honda Fit Sport

2011 Honda Fit Sport
$18,480

Significant advantages of the Fit Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Rear spoiler

Significant disadvantages of the Fit Sport (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 20.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Worse brakes
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent

common strengths of the Fit Sport and CR-V

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have an absurd number of cupholders: 10 vs 8
arrow Compare the Fit Sport vs the CR-V

2011 Toyota Venza

2011 Toyota Venza
$27,885

Significant advantages of the Venza (vs the CR-V )

  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Venza (vs the CR-V )

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 3 stars

common strengths of the Venza and CR-V

  • Lots of cargo room: 70.1 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 52.5 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Venza vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Kia Soul

2011 Kia Soul
$13,995

Significant advantages of the Soul (vs the CR-V )

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Soul (vs the CR-V )

  • Power mirrors not available
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent
  • Keyless entry not available

common strengths of the Soul and CR-V

  • Lots of cargo room: 53.4 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.2 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 2011 Kia Soul vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the CR-V )

  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 536 miles vs 428 miles
  • Sportier performance: 13.1 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 137 ft vs 123 ft
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 3 stars

common strengths of the Camry XLE and CR-V

  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.2 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 2011 Toyota Camry XLE vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the CR-V )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Sportier performance: 12.3 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.2 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 40.2 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3

common strengths of the Maxima SV and CR-V

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.9 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 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$24,865

Significant advantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the CR-V )

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 609 miles vs 428 miles
  • Jetta TDI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the CR-V )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 48.7 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent

common strengths of the Jetta TDI and CR-V

  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs the 2011 Honda CR-V