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2009 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2009 Cadillac Escalade 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 6,161 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac Escalade (403 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 143 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac Escalade should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac Escalade weights approximately 1029 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Cadillac Escalade 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, 2009 Cadillac Escalade 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, 2009 Cadillac Escalade (565 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 250 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac Escalade will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac Escalade 2002 Acura CL
Make Cadillac Acura
Model Escalade CL
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6161 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 403 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 565 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 103.3 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2609 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5650 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 65 L


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