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1996 Proton 300 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Proton 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Proton 300 would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 465 kg more than 1996 Proton 300.

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 1996 Proton 300 has manual transmission. 1996 Proton 300 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:

1996 Proton 300 2002 Acura CL
Make Proton Acura
Model 300 CL
Year Released 1996 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1834 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 260 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2580 mm


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