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2008 Volkswagen Touran vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Touran 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. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Touran. (99 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Touran. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 7 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Touran. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Touran. (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Touran. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2008 Volkswagen Touran has manual transmission. 2008 Volkswagen Touran 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:

2008 Volkswagen Touran 2002 Acura CL
Make Volkswagen Acura
Model Touran CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type Minivan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1896 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 99 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 19.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1573 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1660 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 65 L


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