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2009 Audi A3 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 7 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 60 more horse power than 2009 Audi A3. (200 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2009 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 550 kg more than 2009 Audi A3. 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 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A3. (281 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A3.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A3 2002 Acura CL
Make Audi Acura
Model A3 CL
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 200 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 281 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1970 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


 

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