2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Honda
Fit Sport

2011 Honda CR-V

10.0

Winner

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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OK brakes
Disc
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Best suspension
Independent
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Sluggish 0-60 time
9.2 seconds
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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
2011 Honda Fit Sport

9.8

Runner-up

Honda Fit Sport

starting from

$18,480
"Its efficient four-cylinder engine means you don't have to buy a hybrid in order to cut down on gas consumption."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's performance
"The 2011 Honda Fit adds a welcome dose of driving pleasure to the daily commute."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Honda Fit Sport

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Has rear spoiler
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Tighter turning radius
34.4 ft
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V 's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.8 lb/hp vs 22.2 lb/hp
  • More than 50% more powerful, 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Disc brakes on the CR-V can provide better stopping action
  • The CR-V has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Room for more than 3.5x more stuff, 72.9 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.6 ft3 vs 50.9 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 20% longer, 428 miles vs 371 miles
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Fit Sport Winner: Fit Sport
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  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $4,925 cheaper (more than 20% less), $18,480 vs $23,405
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
Missing information
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.8

Performance

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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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 22.2 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Fit Sport gives sluggish performance
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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 34.4 ft The Fit Sport can make tight turns, and the CR-V is comparable to most other vehicles

Safety Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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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 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The CR-V has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 428 miles vs 371 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Fit Sport has very little
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 50.9 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Fit Sport 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 10 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Fit Sport is particularly good
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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
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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MSRP $23,405 vs $18,480 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 28 mpg The Fit Sport gets great city mileage, and the CR-V gets OK mileage
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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

Entertainment System

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 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 Not Available Neither offers 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 No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a 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

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 11.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 134 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Fit Sport is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph vs 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Honda Fit Sport Honda
Fit Sport
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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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
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Yaris Fit vs Yaris
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Prius Three Fit Sport vs Prius Three
2011 Honda Fit 2012 Honda Civic DX Fit vs Civic DX
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Matrix Fit Sport vs Matrix
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Corolla Fit vs Corolla

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for The_Mick The_Mick (10:57 PM, February 12, 2013)
For the 2011 CRV vs Fit comparisons - the models are pretty much the same for 2013 - there's a mistake saying the CRV has: "Room for more than 3.5x more stuff, 72.9 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3". That's incorrect - the Fit has 57.3 ft3. The Cargo room (behind the front seats) is 72.9 ft3 for the CRV compared to a huge-for-its-size 57.3 ft3 for the Fit. Additionally, it's weird to compare the base version of the CRV vs the Sport version of the Fit. Most of the things mentioned for the Fit also apply to the $2700 cheaper (than the Fit Sport) base version of the Fit. My sister, often with 3 people in her car plus sports equipment, etc. loves the CRV. I love the Fit because of the good mileage, the ability to fit in free, too-small-for-my-old-Taurus parallel parking spaces downtown, and the cargo room. I fit a 55" x 30"(high) x 18" wide box with lots of room to spare in less than 1/2 the cargo space. 8 foot 2x4's can fit completely inside using a rubber mat to protect the reclined front passenger seat. My mountain bicycle, with the front wheel (quick release) removed, stands up on the floor in front of the back seats in the "magic seat" position to max floor.