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1998 Toyota Camry 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 Toyota Camry. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota Camry 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 @ 6700 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 1998 Toyota Camry. (135 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota Camry. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 325 kg more than 1998 Toyota Camry. 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 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Toyota Camry. (196 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Toyota Camry. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1998 Toyota Camry has manual transmission. 1998 Toyota Camry 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 Toyota Camry 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Toyota Buick
Model Camry LaCrosse
Year Released 1998 2012
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2164 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 135 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 196 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 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 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1415 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1857 mm


 

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