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2004 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 2 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 2004 Volkswagen Passat. (170 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 110 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen Passat. 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) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Passat. (225 Nm). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Passat.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Passat 2002 Acura CL
Make Volkswagen Acura
Model Passat CL
Year Released 2004 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1786 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 65 L


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