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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 Renault Clio

To start off, 2012 Renault Clio 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 163 more horse power than 2012 Renault Clio. (97 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2012 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Renault Clio weights approximately 60 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

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 188 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Renault Clio. (127 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Renault Clio. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2012 Renault Clio has manual transmission. 2012 Renault Clio 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 Renault Clio
Make Acura Renault
Model CL Clio
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 127 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1640 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 3990 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 55 L


 

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