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1996 SsangYong Korando 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 SsangYong Korando. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 SsangYong Korando 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 163 more horse power than 1996 SsangYong Korando. (97 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1996 SsangYong Korando. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 SsangYong Korando weights approximately 205 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 1996 SsangYong Korando is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 SsangYong Korando will offer significantly more control. 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 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 SsangYong Korando. (190 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 SsangYong Korando. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1996 SsangYong Korando has manual transmission. 1996 SsangYong Korando 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.

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1996 SsangYong Korando 2002 Acura CL
Make SsangYong Acura
Model Korando CL
Year Released 1996 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2872 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 97 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4340 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1420 mm


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