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2008 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Tucson 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 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Tucson weights approximately 202 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2008 Hyundai Tucson 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 Hyundai Tucson 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 66 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Hyundai Tucson. (249 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Hyundai Tucson.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Tucson 2002 Acura CL
Make Hyundai Acura
Model Tucson CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2656 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 260 HP
Torque 249 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86.7 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1782 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1840 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 65 L


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