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2006 Cadillac STS vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2006 Cadillac STS is newer by 4 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 3,563 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2006 Cadillac STS. (253 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2006 Cadillac STS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Cadillac STS weights approximately 202 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2006 Cadillac STS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2006 Cadillac STS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2006 Cadillac STS (342 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Cadillac STS 2002 Acura CL
Make Cadillac Acura
Model STS CL
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3563 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 253 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 342 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 94 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1782 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 65 L


 

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