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1991 Holden Statesman vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Holden Statesman. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Holden Statesman would be higher. At 4,987 cc (8 cylinders), 1991 Holden Statesman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Holden Statesman (223 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Holden Statesman should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 175 kg more than 1991 Holden Statesman.

Because 1991 Holden Statesman 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 1991 Holden Statesman. 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, 1991 Holden Statesman (385 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 152 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1991 Holden Statesman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Holden Statesman 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Holden Buick
Model Statesman LaCrosse
Year Released 1991 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4987 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 223 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 385 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Vehicle Weight 1565 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4970 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2837 mm


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