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2004 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg 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 43 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. (217 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Touareg weights approximately 649 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2004 Volkswagen Touareg 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, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg 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 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. (310 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2004 Volkswagen Touareg has manual transmission. 2004 Volkswagen Touareg 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:

2004 Volkswagen Touareg 2002 Acura CL
Make Volkswagen Acura
Model Touareg CL
Year Released 2004 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3187 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2229 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 65 L


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