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1987 Opel Senator vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Opel Senator. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Opel Senator would be higher. At 2,969 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Opel Senator is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 1987 Opel Senator. (178 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1987 Opel Senator. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 204 kg more than 1987 Opel Senator. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1987 Opel Senator 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 1987 Opel Senator. 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, 1987 Opel Senator (240 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1987 Opel Senator will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Opel Senator 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Opel Buick
Model Senator LaCrosse
Year Released 1987 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2969 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 178 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4900 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1536 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 59 L


 

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