2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Toyota
Prius One

2011 Honda CR-V

9.4

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."
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"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 number of gears
5
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Cruise control
Standard
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CD player
Standard
2011 Toyota Prius One

8.5

Runner-up

Toyota Prius One

starting from

$22,880

Reasons to buy the Toyota Prius One

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
51 mpg
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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
48 mpg
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Fantastic range in the city
607 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the CR-V ; not available on the Prius One
Crash Test Ratings 8.7 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Prius One Winner: Prius One
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  • The Prius One has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Prius One has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Prius One Winner: Prius One
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  • Gets around 2.5x more miles per gallon in the city, 51 mpg vs 21 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers roof rails
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.4 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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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 Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the CR-V ; not available on the Prius One
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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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 5 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs 5 stars The Prius One is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Cost

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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MSRP $23,405 vs $22,880 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 51 mpg The Prius One 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

Safety Features

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Prius One has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V is just OK (missing Knee)
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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

Performance

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The CR-V has an OK number of gears, while the Prius One has very few
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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 Unknown
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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 22.7 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Prius One 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 17.1 ft The Prius One turns on a dime, and the CR-V is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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CR-V
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 428 miles vs 571 miles The Prius One has great highway range, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Prius One has very little
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Prius One 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 Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
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Prius One
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the CR-V ; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Prius One
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Toyota Prius One Toyota
Prius One
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 10.6 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 133 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Prius One is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 18.0 s @ 79 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.82 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

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 EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Toyota RAV4 CR-V vs RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Venza CR-V EX-L vs Venza
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord Crosstour EX-L
2011 Toyota Prius Three 2011 Honda Fit Sport Prius Three vs Fit Sport
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Prius Four vs Camry Hybrid
2011 Toyota Prius Five 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Prius Five vs Fusion Hybrid
2011 Toyota Prius Two 2011 Toyota Yaris Prius Two vs Yaris
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Honda CR-Z Prius Four vs CR-Z

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