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2001 Audi AL2 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Audi AL2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Audi AL2 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 107 more horse power than 2001 Audi AL2. (75 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2001 Audi AL2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 840 kg more than 2001 Audi AL2. 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, 2001 Audi AL2 (330 Nm) has 97 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm). This means 2001 Audi AL2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Audi AL2 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Audi Buick
Model AL2 LaCrosse
Year Released 2001 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1199 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 75 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 233 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1740 kg
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2837 mm


 

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