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2003 Oldsmobile Alero vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 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 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 121 more horse power than 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. (139 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 220 kg more than 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. 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 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. (203 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Oldsmobile Alero.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Oldsmobile Alero 2002 Acura CL
Make Oldsmobile Acura
Model Alero CL
Year Released 2003 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2196 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 139 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 94 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1360 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4750 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 65 L


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