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1995 Fiat Panda vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Fiat Panda. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Fiat Panda 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) has 148 more horse power than 1995 Fiat Panda. (34 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1995 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 1060 kg more than 1995 Fiat Panda. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Fiat Panda. (58 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Fiat Panda. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1995 Fiat Panda has manual transmission. 1995 Fiat Panda will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Fiat Panda 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Fiat Buick
Model Panda LaCrosse
Year Released 1995 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 769 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 34 HP 182 HP
Torque 58 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 680 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 3420 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1500 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2170 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 59 L


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