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1954 Mercury Montclair vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Mercury Montclair. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Mercury Montclair would be higher. At 4,192 cc (8 cylinders), 1954 Mercury Montclair is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1954 Mercury Montclair. (158 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1954 Mercury Montclair.

Because 1954 Mercury Montclair is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1954 Mercury Montclair. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1954 Mercury Montclair (323 Nm) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm). This means 1954 Mercury Montclair will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1954 Mercury Montclair 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mercury Buick
Model Montclair LaCrosse
Year Released 1954 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4192 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 323 Nm 233 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 5250 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1950 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2980 mm 2837 mm


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