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1972 Maserati Mexico vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Maserati Mexico. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Maserati Mexico would be higher. At 4,719 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Maserati Mexico is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 100 kg more than 1972 Maserati Mexico.

Because 1972 Maserati Mexico 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 1972 Maserati Mexico. 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. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1972 Maserati Mexico has manual transmission. 1972 Maserati Mexico will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1972 Maserati Mexico 2002 Acura CL
Make Maserati Acura
Model Mexico CL
Year Released 1972 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4719 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 260 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1480 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2580 mm


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