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2005 Mazda 6 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2005 Mazda 6 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 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 141 more horse power than 2005 Mazda 6. (119 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2005 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 92 kg more than 2005 Mazda 6. 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, 2005 Mazda 6 (323 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2005 Mazda 6 has manual transmission. 2005 Mazda 6 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:

2005 Mazda 6 2002 Acura CL
Make Mazda Acura
Model 6 CL
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 119 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 323 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1488 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 65 L


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