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2005 Nissan Maxima vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2005 Nissan Maxima 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 3,507 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Maxima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Maxima (276 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Maxima should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 2 kg more than 2005 Nissan Maxima.

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 Nissan Maxima (346 Nm) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan Maxima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Maxima 2002 Acura CL
Make Nissan Acura
Model Maxima CL
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3507 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 276 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 96 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1578 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 65 L


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