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1984 Chevrolet Citation II vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Chevrolet Citation II. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Chevrolet Citation II would be higher. At 2,501 cc (4 cylinders), 1984 Chevrolet Citation II is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 152 kg more than 1984 Chevrolet Citation II.

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:

1984 Chevrolet Citation II 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Chevrolet Buick
Model Citation II LaCrosse
Year Released 1984 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 182 HP
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1588 kg 1740 kg
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2837 mm


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