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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 Ford Ka

To start off, 2012 Ford Ka is newer by 10 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 192 more horse power than 2012 Ford Ka. (68 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2012 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 640 kg more than 2012 Ford Ka. 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 213 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Ford Ka. (102 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Ford Ka. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2012 Ford Ka has manual transmission. 2012 Ford Ka 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 2012 Ford Ka
Make Acura Ford
Model CL Ka
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 68 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 70.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 78.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 11.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 940 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 3630 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 35 L


 

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