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1988 Lada Samara vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Lada Samara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Lada Samara 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 190 more horse power than 1988 Lada Samara. (70 HP @ 5550 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1988 Lada Samara. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 660 kg more than 1988 Lada Samara. 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 198 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Lada Samara. (117 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Lada Samara. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1988 Lada Samara has manual transmission. 1988 Lada Samara 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:

1988 Lada Samara 2002 Acura CL
Make Lada Acura
Model Samara CL
Year Released 1988 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1499 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 70 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5550 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 117 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 86 mm
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 920 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2580 mm


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