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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 Opel Astra

To start off, 2012 Opel Astra 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 137 more horse power than 2012 Opel Astra. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2012 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 182 kg more than 2012 Opel Astra. 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 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Opel Astra. (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Acura CL 2012 Opel Astra
Make Acura Opel
Model CL Astra
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 90.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1398 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 52 L


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