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1999 GMC Safari vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 GMC Safari. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 GMC Safari would be higher. At 4,291 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 GMC Safari is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1999 GMC Safari. (187 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1999 GMC Safari. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 GMC Safari weights approximately 375 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 1999 GMC Safari is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1999 GMC Safari. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1999 GMC Safari (338 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1999 GMC Safari will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

1999 GMC Safari 2002 Acura CL
Make GMC Acura
Model Safari CL
Year Released 1999 2002
Body Type Van Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4291 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 187 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 338 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 102 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1955 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 65 L


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