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2008 Dodge Magnum vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 Dodge Magnum 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 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Dodge Magnum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2008 Dodge Magnum. (250 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2008 Dodge Magnum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Dodge Magnum weights approximately 165 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2008 Dodge Magnum 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 Dodge Magnum 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 Dodge Magnum (339 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Dodge Magnum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Dodge Magnum 2002 Acura CL
Make Dodge Acura
Model Magnum CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 339 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 3500 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1745 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5030 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 65 L


 

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