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1978 Nissan Cedric vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Nissan Cedric. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Nissan Cedric would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 186 more horse power than 1978 Nissan Cedric. (74 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1978 Nissan Cedric. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 230 kg more than 1978 Nissan Cedric. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1978 Nissan Cedric 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 1978 Nissan Cedric. 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 168 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Nissan Cedric. (147 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Nissan Cedric. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1978 Nissan Cedric has manual transmission. 1978 Nissan Cedric 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.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Nissan Cedric 2002 Acura CL
Make Nissan Acura
Model Cedric CL
Year Released 1978 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1982 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 74 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 147 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1350 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2580 mm


 

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