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2002 Acura CL vs. 2010 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2010 Cadillac CTS is newer by 8 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, 2010 Cadillac CTS (270 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 176 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Cadillac CTS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2010 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 13 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Cadillac CTS. (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Cadillac CTS. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2010 Cadillac CTS has manual transmission. 2010 Cadillac CTS 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 2010 Cadillac CTS
Make Acura Cadillac
Model CL CTS
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 270 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 302 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 5700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1756 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4867 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1842 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 68 L


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