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1999 Volkswagen Golf 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 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volkswagen Golf 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 20 more horse power than 1999 Volkswagen Golf. (240 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1999 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 110 kg more than 1999 Volkswagen Golf. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1999 Volkswagen Golf 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, 1999 Volkswagen Golf 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, 1999 Volkswagen Golf (350 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1999 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1999 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 1999 Volkswagen Golf 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:

1999 Volkswagen Golf 2002 Acura CL
Make Volkswagen Acura
Model Golf CL
Year Released 1999 2002
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3201 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 19.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4160 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 65 L


 

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