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2001 Daihatsu Copen 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 Daihatsu Copen. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Daihatsu Copen 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 198 more horse power than 2001 Daihatsu Copen. (62 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2001 Daihatsu Copen. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 780 kg more than 2001 Daihatsu Copen. 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 207 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Daihatsu Copen. (108 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Daihatsu Copen. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2001 Daihatsu Copen has manual transmission. 2001 Daihatsu Copen 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:

2001 Daihatsu Copen 2002 Acura CL
Make Daihatsu Acura
Model Copen CL
Year Released 2001 2002
Body Type Roadster Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 659 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 62 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 108 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 61 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 56.4 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 800 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3400 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1270 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2240 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 65 L


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