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2005 Ford Explorer vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2005 Ford Explorer is newer by 3 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 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2005 Ford Explorer. (210 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2005 Ford Explorer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 282 kg more than 2005 Ford Explorer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Ford Explorer 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, 2005 Ford Explorer 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, 2005 Ford Explorer (344 Nm) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Explorer 2002 Acura CL
Make Ford Acura
Model Explorer CL
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1298 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4820 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2870 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 65 L


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