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1985 Hyundai Pony vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Hyundai Pony. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Hyundai Pony 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) has 194 more horse power than 1985 Hyundai Pony. (66 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1985 Hyundai Pony. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 690 kg more than 1985 Hyundai Pony. 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 219 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Hyundai Pony. (96 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Hyundai Pony. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1985 Hyundai Pony has manual transmission. 1985 Hyundai Pony 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:

1985 Hyundai Pony 2002 Acura CL
Make Hyundai Acura
Model Pony CL
Year Released 1985 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 66 HP 260 HP
Torque 96 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 71 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3990 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2390 mm 2580 mm


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