2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Toyota
Venza

2011 Toyota Venza

10.0

starting from

$27,885

Reasons to buy the Toyota Venza

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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Power seats
Standard
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Entertainment system
Optional
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Navigation system
Optional
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."
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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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Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
3 stars
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OK performance
18.8 lb/hp
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CD changer
Standard
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Average highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Toyota Venza Winner: Venza
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Toyota Venza Winner: Venza
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Venza Winner: Venza
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  • The Venza has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Toyota Venza Winner: Venza
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  • Almost the same
  • The Venza has 2 more cupholders, 10 vs 8
  • A single tank lasts more than 10% longer, 478 miles vs 428 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Venza Winner: Venza
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  • The Venza has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V 's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.8 lb/hp vs 20.7 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 37.8 ft vs 39.1 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
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 Venza '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 Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Venza

Entertainment System

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Venza , you can upgrade to 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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Venza ; but it's not available at all on the CR-V

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The Venza is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Practicality

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 478 miles vs 428 miles The Venza has OK highway range, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 70.1 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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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 Optional vs Not Available The Venza offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Venza is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
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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 6 vs 5 The Venza 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

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 182 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 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 20.7 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Venza gives sluggish 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 39.1 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $27,885 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Venza is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 21 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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

Toyota
Venza
2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 9.2 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 123 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.77 g
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Top speed 112 mph 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 Toyota Venza 2011 Toyota Camry XLE Venza vs Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Venza 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Venza vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota Venza 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Venza vs Accord Crosstour EX
2011 Toyota Venza 2011 Lexus RX 350 Venza vs RX 350
2011 Toyota Venza 2011 Toyota Sienna Venza vs Sienna

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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4WD (11:37 PM, June 27, 2014)
No brainer here. Venza hands down.