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2008 Chrysler Aspen vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 Chrysler Aspen is newer by 6 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 4,701 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Chrysler Aspen is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chrysler Aspen (303 HP @ 5650 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chrysler Aspen should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chrysler Aspen weights approximately 235 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Chrysler Aspen 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, 2008 Chrysler Aspen 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, 2008 Chrysler Aspen (447 Nm @ 3950 RPM) has 132 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Chrysler Aspen will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chrysler Aspen 2002 Acura CL
Make Chrysler Acura
Model Aspen CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4701 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 303 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5650 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 447 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3950 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.8:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1815 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5110 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1890 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 102 L 65 L


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