2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Honda
Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

10.0

starting from

$32,035
"Readily adaptable to cargos."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's storage
"Onboard entertainment systems are attractive."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's stereo

Reasons to buy the Honda Odyssey EX

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Good cargo space
148.5 ft3
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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
2011 Honda CR-V

8.8

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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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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CD changer
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$23,405
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • Almost the same
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Odyssey EX has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX has 7 more cupholders, 15 vs 8
  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • A single tank lasts more than 30% longer, 567 miles vs 428 miles
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Odyssey EX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • Around 40% more powerful, 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • The Odyssey EX's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.8 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 36.7 ft vs 37.8 ft
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $8,630 cheaper (around 30% less), $23,405 vs $32,035
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Odyssey EX's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The Odyssey EX is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Practicality

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Odyssey EX has lots of passenger seats, but the CR-V has very few
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Highway driving range 567 miles vs 428 miles The Odyssey EX has great highway range, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 148.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The Odyssey EX has lots of cargo room and the CR-V is pretty good
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front seats 60.5 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Odyssey EX has roomy front seats and the CR-V is OK
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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 15 vs 8 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Odyssey EX is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 The Odyssey EX has an OK number of speakers, while the CR-V has very few
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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 Yes vs No The Odyssey EX 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

Performance

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The Odyssey EX is of average power, but the CR-V is 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 17.8 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $32,035 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Odyssey EX is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage and the Odyssey EX 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

Safety Features

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 8.7 seconds vs 9.2 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 123 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability, but the Odyssey EX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.7 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown 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 Odyssey EX 2011 Toyota Sienna Odyssey EX vs Sienna
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Odyssey EX vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2012 Mazda 5 Sport Odyssey EX vs 5 Sport
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2012 Kia Sedona LX Odyssey EX vs Sedona LX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Odyssey EX vs Outback 2.5i Limited

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