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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
Make GMC Acura
Model Suburban CL
Year Released 1979 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4093 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 129 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
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


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