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2000 SsangYong Korando vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 SsangYong Korando. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 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 118 more horse power than 2000 SsangYong Korando. (142 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2000 SsangYong Korando. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 SsangYong Korando weights approximately 285 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2000 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, 2000 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 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 SsangYong Korando. (210 Nm @ 2860 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 SsangYong Korando. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2000 SsangYong Korando has manual transmission. 2000 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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2000 SsangYong Korando 2002 Acura CL
Make SsangYong Acura
Model Korando CL
Year Released 2000 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2295 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 142 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2860 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90.9 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.4 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 1865 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4340 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2580 mm


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