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1962 Cadillac 62 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 6,388 cc (8 cylinders), 1962 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 1962 Cadillac 62. (197 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1962 Cadillac 62. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1962 Cadillac 62 weights approximately 475 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 1962 Cadillac 62 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1962 Cadillac 62. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1962 Cadillac 62 (582 Nm) has 267 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 1962 Cadillac 62 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

1962 Cadillac 62 2002 Acura CL
Make Cadillac Acura
Model 62 CL
Year Released 1962 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6388 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 582 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2055 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5650 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3300 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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