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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 Seat Ibiza

To start off, 2012 Seat Ibiza 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 83 more horse power than 2012 Seat Ibiza. (177 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2012 Seat Ibiza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 403 kg more than 2012 Seat Ibiza. 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 69 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Seat Ibiza. (246 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Seat Ibiza. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2012 Seat Ibiza has manual transmission. 2012 Seat Ibiza 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 Seat Ibiza
Make Acura Seat
Model CL Ibiza
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 177 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 246 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1177 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 45 L


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