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2002 Acura CL vs. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

To start off, 2013 Chevrolet Sonic 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 @ 6900 RPM) has 126 more horse power than 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. (134 HP @ 4900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 307 kg more than 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. 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 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. (201 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has manual transmission. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic 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 2013 Chevrolet Sonic
Make Acura Chevrolet
Model CL Sonic
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 260 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 201 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 72 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1273 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4399 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1735 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1517 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 46 L


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