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1982 Fiat Vivace vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Fiat Vivace. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Fiat Vivace 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 196 more horse power than 1982 Fiat Vivace. (64 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1982 Fiat Vivace. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 770 kg more than 1982 Fiat Vivace. 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 213 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Fiat Vivace. (102 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Fiat Vivace. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1982 Fiat Vivace has manual transmission. 1982 Fiat Vivace 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:

1982 Fiat Vivace 2002 Acura CL
Make Fiat Acura
Model Vivace CL
Year Released 1982 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1372 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 64 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 102 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 55.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.1:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 810 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3750 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1550 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 2580 mm


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