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2007 Honda Civic vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2007 Honda Civic is newer by 5 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 122 more horse power than 2007 Honda Civic. (138 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2007 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 300 kg more than 2007 Honda Civic. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Honda Civic 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, 2007 Honda Civic 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 141 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Honda Civic. (174 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Honda Civic. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2007 Honda Civic has manual transmission. 2007 Honda Civic 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:

2007 Honda Civic 2002 Acura CL
Make Honda Acura
Model Civic CL
Year Released 2007 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 174 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87.3 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.8:1
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 Weight 1280 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 65 L


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