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2002 Acura CL vs. 2013 Jeep Patriot

To start off, 2013 Jeep Patriot 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 90 more horse power than 2013 Jeep Patriot. (170 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2013 Jeep Patriot. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 62 kg more than 2013 Jeep Patriot. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Jeep Patriot is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Jeep Patriot 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 91 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Jeep Patriot. (224 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Jeep Patriot. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2013 Jeep Patriot has manual transmission. 2013 Jeep Patriot 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 Jeep Patriot
Make Acura Jeep
Model CL Patriot
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 97 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic 5-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1518 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4409 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1775 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1697 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 51 L


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