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1987 Fiat Regata vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Fiat Regata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Fiat Regata 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 1987 Fiat Regata. (64 HP @ 5700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1987 Fiat Regata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 690 kg more than 1987 Fiat Regata. 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 1987 Fiat Regata. (102 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Fiat Regata. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1987 Fiat Regata has manual transmission. 1987 Fiat Regata 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:

1987 Fiat Regata 2002 Acura CL
Make Fiat Acura
Model Regata CL
Year Released 1987 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1301 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 64 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 102 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2900 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86.4 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
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 65 L


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