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1974 Cadillac Eldorado vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Cadillac Eldorado would be higher. At 8,191 cc (8 cylinders), 1974 Cadillac Eldorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Cadillac Eldorado (198 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1974 Cadillac Eldorado should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Cadillac Eldorado weights approximately 535 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Cadillac Eldorado 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Cadillac Buick
Model Eldorado LaCrosse
Year Released 1974 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 8191 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 198 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2275 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5700 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1857 mm
Wheelbase Size 3220 mm 2837 mm


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