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1958 Porsche 356 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 54 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 955 kg more than 1958 Porsche 356.

Because 1958 Porsche 356 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 1958 Porsche 356. 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. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1958 Porsche 356 has manual transmission. 1958 Porsche 356 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:

1958 Porsche 356 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Porsche Buick
Model 356 LaCrosse
Year Released 1958 2012
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1486 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 182 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 785 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 3960 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2110 mm 2837 mm


 

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