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1995 Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Lincoln Continental would be higher. At 4,599 cc (8 cylinders), 1995 Lincoln Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Lincoln Continental (217 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Lincoln Continental should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Lincoln Continental weights approximately 10 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 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, 1995 Lincoln Continental (372 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1995 Lincoln Continental will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Lincoln Continental 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Lincoln Buick
Model Continental LaCrosse
Year Released 1995 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4599 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 372 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5250 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 59 L


 

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