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2002 Acura CL vs. 1996 Buick Century

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Buick Century 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) has 141 more horse power than 1996 Buick Century. (119 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1996 Buick Century.

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) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Buick Century. (180 Nm). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Buick Century.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Acura CL 1996 Buick Century
Make Acura Buick
Model CL Century
Year Released 2002 1996
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 2200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 260 HP 119 HP
Torque 315 Nm 180 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4849 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1374 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2664 mm


 

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