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1996 Nissan Cefiro vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Nissan Cefiro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Nissan Cefiro would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 310 kg more than 1996 Nissan Cefiro.

Because 1996 Nissan Cefiro 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 1996 Nissan Cefiro. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Nissan Cefiro 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Nissan Buick
Model Cefiro LaCrosse
Year Released 1996 2012
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 182 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1504 mm


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