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1974 Humber Sceptre 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 Humber Sceptre. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Humber Sceptre would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 1974 Humber Sceptre. (79 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1974 Humber Sceptre. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 748 kg more than 1974 Humber Sceptre. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1974 Humber Sceptre 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 1974 Humber Sceptre. 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 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Humber Sceptre. (123 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Humber Sceptre.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Humber Sceptre 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Humber Buick
Model Sceptre LaCrosse
Year Released 1974 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1725 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 79 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 123 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 992 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 59 L


 

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