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1980 Plymouth Horizon vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Plymouth Horizon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Plymouth Horizon 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 198 more horse power than 1980 Plymouth Horizon. (62 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1980 Plymouth Horizon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 580 kg more than 1980 Plymouth Horizon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 200 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Plymouth Horizon. (115 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Plymouth Horizon.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Plymouth Horizon 2002 Acura CL
Make Plymouth Acura
Model Horizon CL
Year Released 1980 2002
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1714 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 62 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2580 mm


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