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2009 Chevrolet Captiva vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Captiva 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 126 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Captiva. (134 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Captiva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Captiva weights approximately 265 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2009 Chevrolet Captiva 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 Chevrolet Captiva 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 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Captiva. (220 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Captiva. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2009 Chevrolet Captiva has manual transmission. 2009 Chevrolet Captiva 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:

2009 Chevrolet Captiva 2002 Acura CL
Make Chevrolet Acura
Model Captiva CL
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2405 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1845 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 65 L


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