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2002 Acura CL vs. 2009 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2009 Subaru Impreza is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL 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 154 more horse power than 2009 Subaru Impreza. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2009 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 270 kg more than 2009 Subaru Impreza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Subaru Impreza is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Subaru Impreza 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 173 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Subaru Impreza. (142 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Subaru Impreza. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2009 Subaru Impreza has manual transmission. 2009 Subaru Impreza 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:

2002 Acura CL 2009 Subaru Impreza
Make Acura Subaru
Model CL Impreza
Year Released 2002 2009
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1498 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 142 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 77.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 79 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1310 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4415 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1476 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 64 L


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