Is there a difference between the Pilot and CRV for 4WD?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Jill, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I have a Honda CRV with 4WD. I just bought it a month ago, and I
    really love it a lot. I have a neighbor on my street who has a Pilot
    with 4WD and I was just wondering how that compares to the CRV 4WD
    snow wise? Lets say that CRV tires vs Pilot tires aren't part of the
    equation. How close or different are the 4WD systems? I know that the
    pilot 4WD system is not selectable like the Jeep has, but I didn't
    know if anything else was any different.

    Thanks so much,

    Jill :)
    Jill, Sep 4, 2010
  2. It's way better. You're screwed.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Sep 4, 2010
  3. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Okay but how is it better? Its an automatic system just like in the
    CRV I was just reading. The only thing I read which is different is
    that the pilot has 250 HP instead of 180 like my CRV has. I was
    looking at my state DMV registration and I found out my CRV weighs
    4600 lbs which is the same as the pilot, so that should help I would
    think. Thats a lot for a little SUV!
    Jill, Sep 4, 2010
  4. Jill

    jim beam Guest

    is there an answer that will satisfy your attention-whoring so you don't
    do it any more?
    jim beam, Sep 4, 2010
  5. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hey, save that talk for the locker room! I don't deserve these kind of
    Jill, Sep 4, 2010
  6. Jill

    jim beam Guest

    you do when you keep asking the same "questions" again and again. this
    is the 7th thread you've tried to start in the last two months, all on
    the same kind of dumb-ass topic.
    jim beam, Sep 4, 2010
  7. Jill

    Brian Smith Guest

    Good lord, she's back!

    How old are you, that you don't seem to have a clue about the simplest
    concepts of life?
    Brian Smith, Sep 4, 2010
  8. Jill

    Tegger Guest

    The differences between the mechanics are much less than the differences in
    how those mechanics will be used by their drivers. Skill is much more
    important than machinery.

    In a nutshell, both the CR-V's and the Pilot's 4WD function the same way,
    except that the Pilot allows you to manually lock the rear differential.

    Manual locking overrides the diff's normal ability to turn the rear wheels
    at different speeds, and allows a bit more traction in extremely poor
    conditions. It should NEVER be used on surfaces where traction is good, and
    it turns itself off at 18+ mph.

    Both the CR-V and the Pilot are within 99% of each other as far as snow
    performance goes. Most of their advantage lies in their tires, and in their
    high road-clearances, rather than the 4WD or manual-locking.
    Tegger, Sep 4, 2010
  9. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Thanks Tegger. An intelligent answer! I'm 28, but I really don't know
    anything about car mechanics. I just buy them and drive them, but I
    want them to be reliable and safe. I work in the medical field and
    don't have any training in cars and when I'm not working I take care
    of my children.

    Thanks so much,

    Jill, Sep 5, 2010
  10. Jill

    Dddudley Guest

    [snip a lot of good common sense stuff from Tegger]
    I realize that teaching and medical field are not mutually exclusive but
    you seem to have stepped in it (at least when coupled with all your
    other inane postings) - I vote with those who consider you a "attention

    I'm even more inclined to do when when I feel inclined to waste my time
    and review your post here en masse. If you truly are THAT concerned
    about every little thing involving tires, AWD, and glove box lights, see
    a doctor. You need help. If that's not the case, enjoy your idiotic
    postings. You've just been plonked here.

    See, on August 9th you posted this: "...proved them wrong! Then some
    went on talking about tread wear, but everyone in my family changes
    their tires at 35k miles. I analyze everything! _That's what teachers do_."
    Dddudley, Sep 5, 2010
  11. She needs to learn the lesson that "she's bought something, don't look
    back--look forward and move on".

    But she's looking back and re-thinking every decision she's made.
    What's she going to do with the knowledge of some product that's
    different from hers--trade her brand-new car in on something new?

    Based on things she reads in a newsgroup?
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Sep 5, 2010
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