Honda CRV VS Great Wall Motors X240

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Here's a comparison between the Honda CR-V and the Great Wall Motors X240 otherwise known as the GWM Hover. Both models are 2010 models being used for this comparison. 

The Honda CR-V in its 2010 has been around for years and the CRV replacement does not appear due till about 2012. The GWM X240 is new to most parts of the world being one of the first model the new Chinese car maker is releasing world wide.  It too has been around for a while but due to its home market only it is a 'new' model to most of us. 

Due to the lack of brand and model knowledge it is the cheapest normal size 4WD in the market. The selling point of being the cheapest in this case means lots of superficial equipment rather than any engineering depth.

However in terms of specifications it appears to be a good match for other small and compact SUVs. However driving the car and perhaps long term ownership will test your patience and others on the road.

Great Wall Motors X240
Honda CRV

In terms the exterior design the X240 is tidy but ageing rapidly. The use of lots of chrome does distract us from the seemingly thinner paint squared of panels. It Ok in isolation but not so with the CRV or ay of the other competitors including the Grand Vitara.

The interior of the GWM X240 is more commercial than passenger.  The cheaper but hard plastics and old design concepts do not make it a nice place to sit in. Sure there are few 'blanks' in the dashboard unlike other model in the same price range but everything just feels down market compared to the others. Despite the exterior size it feels cramped.

The technology used in the X240 is traditional frame and chassis which should make it durable in the long term and off road. However that means truck like driving or handling. The engine is from Mitsubishi so should be reliable if put together well. Despite the capacity this is a slow car even slower and more uncivilzed to drive than the base CX-7. It is currently only available as a manual which limits its appeal.

The only positive is the relative cheap price and potential off-road capability.  

Last known pricing (RRP)
NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

Honda CR-V
2010 $30,990 - 42,790 AUD

great Wall Motors X240
2010 $23,990 AUD




Honda CR-V Great Wall Motors X240

IL 4 Cylinder (K24Z1)
IL 4 Cylinder petrol
2.4 Litre (2354cc)
Claimed 125Kw @ 5800RPM
Claimed 218Nm @ 4200RPM
IL 4 Cylinder (4G69S4N)
IL 4 Cylinder petrol
2.4 Litre (2378cc)
Claimed 100Kw @ 5250RPM
Claimed 200Nm @ 2500RPM
1580 - 1630Kg
Towing capacity up to 1500kg
Towing capacity up to 1800kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 58 litres
IL4 Petrol 10 Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)
Up to 70 litres
IL4 Petrol 10.4Lts per 100km AVG (Manual)
Other specifications  
6 speed manual or 5 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1680/1820
Overall length/Wheelbase 4565/2605
4WD system: On-demand AWD
ANCAP Safety: 4/5
5 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1810/1800
Overall length/Wheelbase 4620/2700
4WD system: Selectable AWD.
ANCAP Safety: 4/5
Tyre size: 235-65-17
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 185mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 175mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Performance Performance

Petrol (4 Cyl)
0-100Kph:10 secs

2010 $30,990 - 42,790 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
2010 $23,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!

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