1979 GMC Suburban vs. 2002 Acura CL
To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 GMC Suburban. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 GMC Suburban would be higher. At 4,093 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 GMC Suburban is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 131 more horse power than 1979 GMC Suburban. (129 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1979 GMC Suburban. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 GMC Suburban weights approximately 652 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.
Because 1979 GMC Suburban is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1979 GMC Suburban will offer significantly more control. 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 30 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 GMC Suburban. (285 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 GMC Suburban.
Compare all specifications:
|1979 GMC Suburban||2002 Acura CL|
|Engine Size||4093 cc||3210 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||129 HP||260 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||6900 RPM|
|Torque||285 Nm||315 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2000 RPM||3500 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2232 kg||1580 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5480 mm||4880 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1950 mm||1800 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1800 mm||1420 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||3300 mm||2580 mm|