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1968 Austin 3-Litre vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 44 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Austin 3-Litre. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Austin 3-Litre would be higher. At 2,912 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Austin 3-Litre is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1968 Austin 3-Litre. (124 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1968 Austin 3-Litre. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 250 kg more than 1968 Austin 3-Litre. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Austin 3-Litre 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 1968 Austin 3-Litre. 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 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Austin 3-Litre. (219 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Austin 3-Litre.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Austin 3-Litre 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Austin Buick
Model 3-Litre LaCrosse
Year Released 1968 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 124 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 219 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 59 L


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