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2011 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2011 Mazda CX-9 is newer by 9 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 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Mazda CX-9 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mazda CX-9 (273 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mazda CX-9 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mazda CX-9 weights approximately 384 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.

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, 2011 Mazda CX-9 (366 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 51 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Mazda CX-9 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Mazda CX-9 2002 Acura CL
Make Mazda Acura
Model CX-9 CL
Year Released 2011 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3700 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 273 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 366 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1964 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5085 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1935 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1727 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2875 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 65 L


 

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