CRV vs Civic & MPG? How about AWD Civic?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Rocky, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    I was curious if the CRV is Civic based, why is the MPG so much lower in a
    CRV? Isn't the drivetrain the same with just a rear shaft coming out of the
    transaxle or do they weigh a lot more?

    Will Honda produce an AWD Civic and still get high MPG?
    Rocky, Feb 11, 2006
  2. Even though it is on the same chassis as the Civic, the CR-V has
    considerably more weight. That is a big factor in gas mileage.
    High Tech Misfit, Feb 11, 2006
  3. It also has a lot more wind resistance and, to the extent that it
    actually engages the 4WD, that adds some drag as well.
    Gordon McGrew, Feb 11, 2006
  4. Honda does have a version of an AWD Civic in Japan I believe. The way
    its AWD operates is similar to the Suzuki Aerio's AWD system. Upon
    detection of wheel slippage, the AWD system is activated and the rear
    wheels begin to have power transferred to them until the vehicle is no
    longer slipping. This system has been around for a few years now and
    have no idea if Honda will ever port such a system for US consumers.
    Spoonless Shell, Feb 12, 2006
  5. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    How is MPG compared to regular civic?

    Rocky, Feb 12, 2006
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