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2008 Ford Taurus X vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 Ford Taurus X 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 3,496 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Taurus X is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Taurus X (264 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Taurus X should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 503 kg more than 2008 Ford Taurus X.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Ford Taurus X (338 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Taurus X will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Taurus X 2002 Acura CL
Make Ford Acura
Model Taurus X CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type Crossover Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3496 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 264 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 338 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3500 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1077 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2870 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 65 L


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