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1975 Chrysler Valiant vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Chrysler Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Chrysler Valiant would be higher. At 3,522 cc (6 cylinders), 1975 Chrysler Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. (138 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 175 kg more than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Chrysler Valiant 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 1975 Chrysler Valiant. 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. (272 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Chrysler Valiant.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Chrysler Valiant 2002 Acura CL
Make Chrysler Acura
Model Valiant CL
Year Released 1975 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3522 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 138 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 272 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1405 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2580 mm


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