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2005 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2005 Toyota RAV4 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 99 more horse power than 2005 Toyota RAV4. (161 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2005 Toyota RAV4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 266 kg more than 2005 Toyota RAV4. 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 91 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Toyota RAV4. (224 Nm). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Toyota RAV4.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Toyota RAV4 2002 Acura CL
Make Toyota Acura
Model RAV4 CL
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2360 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89.1 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 97 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1314 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 56 L 65 L


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