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2003 Acura CL Model Comparison

Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $28,200.00 $89,000.00 $20,875.00
Destination $500.00 $765.00 $500.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.2L V6 3.0L V6 2.0L I4
Horsepower 225 @ 5600 RPM 252 @ 6600 RPM 160 @ 6500 RPM
Torque 216 @ 4700 RPM 210 @ 5300 RPM 141 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 3210 2977 1998
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.4 3.5 X 3.1 3.4 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.2:1 9.8:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 20 17 24
Highway (mpg) 29 24 33

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3470.1 3196.7 2771.2
Wheelbase (in.) 106.9 99.6 101.2
Length (in.) 192.0 174.2 172.2
Width (in.) 70.6 71.3 67.9
Height (in.) 55.5 46.1 55.1
Track Front (in.) 61.1 59.5 58.5
Track Rear (in.) 61.0 60.7 58.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 2 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.5 36.3 37.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.7 N/A 30.1
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 44.3 43.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.0 N/A 29.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.4 52.5 52.6
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.2 N/A 51.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.9 53.8 51.1
Rear Hip Room (in.) 50.4 N/A 46.2

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 90.0 48.9 81.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone strut
Rear Suspension multi-link wishbone wishbone
Tires 205/60R16 215/40R17 205/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
CD Changer Yes N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. Std. Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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