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1964 Austin A 90 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Austin A 90. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Austin A 90 would be higher. At 2,912 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Austin A 90 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1964 Austin A 90. (120 HP @ 4750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1964 Austin A 90. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 168 kg more than 1964 Austin A 90. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1964 Austin A 90 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 1964 Austin A 90. 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 Austin A 90. (221 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 Austin A 90. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1964 Austin A 90 has manual transmission. 1964 Austin A 90 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:

1964 Austin A 90 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Austin Buick
Model A 90 LaCrosse
Year Released 1964 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2912 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 120 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4750 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 221 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1572 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 34 L 59 L


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