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2010 Ford Focus vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2010 Ford Focus is newer by 8 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 120 more horse power than 2010 Ford Focus. (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2010 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 390 kg more than 2010 Ford Focus. 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 131 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Ford Focus. (184 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Ford Focus. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2010 Ford Focus has manual transmission. 2010 Ford Focus 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:

2010 Ford Focus 2002 Acura CL
Make Ford Acura
Model Focus CL
Year Released 2010 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1190 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4445 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1722 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1488 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2614 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 65 L


 

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