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2002 Acura CL vs. 2013 Audi A3

To start off, 2013 Audi A3 is newer by 11 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) has 63 more horse power than 2013 Audi A3. (197 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2013 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 10 kg more than 2013 Audi A3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Audi A3 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Audi A3 will offer significantly more control. 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 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Audi A3. (281 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Audi A3.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Acura CL 2013 Audi A3
Make Acura Audi
Model CL A3
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V W
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 197 HP
Torque 315 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1570 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4292 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1995 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1423 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2578 mm


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