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2006 Ford Ranger vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2006 Ford Ranger 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 4,016 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Ford Ranger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2006 Ford Ranger. (206 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2006 Ford Ranger.

Because 2006 Ford Ranger 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, 2006 Ford Ranger 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, 2006 Ford Ranger (324 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Ranger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2006 Ford Ranger has manual transmission. 2006 Ford Ranger 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:

2006 Ford Ranger 2002 Acura CL
Make Ford Acura
Model Ranger CL
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Pickup Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4016 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 206 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 324 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 100.4 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5150 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 84 L 65 L


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