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2003 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder is newer by 1 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 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 2003 Nissan Pathfinder. (238 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2003 Nissan Pathfinder. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 370 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Let's talk about torque, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder (360 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2003 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Nissan Pathfinder 2002 Acura CL
Make Nissan Acura
Model Pathfinder CL
Year Released 2003 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 238 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 360 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 95.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1950 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1740 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 65 L


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