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1978 Skoda L vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Skoda L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Skoda L 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 138 more horse power than 1978 Skoda L. (44 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1978 Skoda L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 915 kg more than 1978 Skoda L. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 159 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Skoda L. (74 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Skoda L.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Skoda L 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Skoda Buick
Model L LaCrosse
Year Released 1978 2012
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1046 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 825 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4170 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 59 L


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