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1998 Abarth Stola vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Abarth Stola. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Abarth Stola would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Abarth Stola (276 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 94 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Abarth Stola should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 940 kg more than 1998 Abarth Stola.

Because 1998 Abarth Stola is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Abarth Stola will offer significantly more control. 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, 1998 Abarth Stola (345 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1998 Abarth Stola will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1998 Abarth Stola has manual transmission. 1998 Abarth Stola 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:

1998 Abarth Stola 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Abarth Buick
Model Stola LaCrosse
Year Released 1998 2012
Engine Size 1994 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 276 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 345 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Vehicle Weight 800 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1504 mm


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