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1989 Ford Escort vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine.

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. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1989 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1989 Ford Escort 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:

1989 Ford Escort 2002 Acura CL
Make Ford Acura
Model Escort CL
Year Released 1989 2002
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 260 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2580 mm


 

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