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2002 Acura CL vs. 2010 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2010 Volkswagen Golf 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, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. (120 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 290 kg more than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. 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 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. (200 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2010 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 2010 Volkswagen Golf 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 Volkswagen Golf
Make Acura Volkswagen
Model CL Golf
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 260 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1290 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4199 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 55 L


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