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1999 Volvo S80 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 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volvo S80 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 122 more horse power than 1999 Volvo S80. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1999 Volvo S80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 90 kg more than 1999 Volvo S80. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volvo S80. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volvo S80. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1999 Volvo S80 has manual transmission. 1999 Volvo S80 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 Volvo S80 2002 Acura CL
Make Volvo Acura
Model S80 CL
Year Released 1999 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


 

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