2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si

9.7

starting from

$22,975
"A model of simplicity."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's stereo
"Slick shifter."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's transmission

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic Si

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Sporty performance
14.3 lb/hp
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Moon roof
Standard
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Good highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Premium radio
Standard
2011 Honda CR-V

9.2

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average-sized back seats
48.2 ft3
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Child door locks
Standard
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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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Average-sized front seats
55.6 ft3
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 8.0 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • Almost the same
  • The Civic Si's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Civic Si has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Almost the same
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Si Winner: Civic Si
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  • The Civic Si's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.3 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • The Civic Si has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Civic Si needs around 10% less space to turn, 35.4 ft vs 37.8 ft
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
  • Room for more than 6x more stuff, 72.9 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.6 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
Missing information
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.7

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic Si's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic Si's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Civic Si has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the CR-V ; optional upgrade on the Civic Si
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 201 HP @ 7,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The CR-V 's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp The Civic Si is a sporty car, while the CR-V is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 35.4 ft The Civic Si can make tight turns, and the CR-V is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 428 miles vs 409 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Civic Si has very little
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Civic Si is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The CR-V has a good number of cupholders, but the Civic Si is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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MSRP $23,405 vs $22,975 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 22 mpg The Civic Si has great city mileage and the CR-V is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Si Honda
Civic Si
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX
2012 Honda Civic DX 2011 Honda Fit Civic DX vs Fit
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid 2011 Honda Insight Civic Hybrid vs Insight
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 MINI Cooper Civic Si vs Cooper
2012 Honda Civic DX 2011 Nissan Versa SL Civic DX vs Versa SL
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Civic Si vs Impreza WRX

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