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2002 Acura CL vs. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

To start off, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is newer by 9 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (306 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 43 kg more than 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Because 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 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 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. 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, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (360 Nm @ 4700 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has manual transmission. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 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.

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2002 Acura CL 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Make Acura Hyundai
Model CL Genesis Coupe
Year Released 2002 2011
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 260 HP 306 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 360 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1537 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 65 L


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