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2001 Citroen C5 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Citroen C5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Citroen C5 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 53 more horse power than 2001 Citroen C5. (207 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2001 Citroen C5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 32 kg more than 2001 Citroen C5. 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 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Citroen C5. (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Citroen C5.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Citroen C5 2002 Acura CL
Make Citroen Acura
Model C5 CL
Year Released 2001 2002
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2946 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 207 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1548 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 65 L


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