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1950 Jeep Station Wagon vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 62 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Jeep Station Wagon would be higher. At 2,638 cc (6 cylinders), 1950 Jeep Station Wagon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. (74 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 260 kg more than 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1950 Jeep Station Wagon is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1950 Jeep Station Wagon 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. (157 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Jeep Station Wagon. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1950 Jeep Station Wagon has manual transmission. 1950 Jeep Station Wagon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Jeep Station Wagon 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Jeep Buick
Model Station Wagon LaCrosse
Year Released 1950 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2638 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Vehicle Weight 1480 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2837 mm


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