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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass 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 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 3,135 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (158 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 204 kg more than 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 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 Oldsmobile Cutlass (251 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Oldsmobile Buick
Model Cutlass LaCrosse
Year Released 1995 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3135 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 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
Vehicle Weight 1536 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2837 mm


 

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