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1992 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Maserati Ghibli. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Maserati Ghibli would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Maserati Ghibli (302 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Maserati Ghibli should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 375 kg more than 1992 Maserati Ghibli.

Because 1992 Maserati Ghibli 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 1992 Maserati Ghibli. 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, 1992 Maserati Ghibli (334 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1992 Maserati Ghibli will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Maserati Ghibli 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Maserati Buick
Model Ghibli LaCrosse
Year Released 1992 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 302 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 334 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2837 mm


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