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2002 Maserati Spyder vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Maserati Spyder. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Maserati Spyder would be higher. At 4,253 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Maserati Spyder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Maserati Spyder (390 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 208 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Maserati Spyder should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 60 kg more than 2002 Maserati Spyder.

Because 2002 Maserati Spyder 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 2002 Maserati Spyder. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Maserati Spyder (451 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 218 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2002 Maserati Spyder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2002 Maserati Spyder has manual transmission. 2002 Maserati Spyder 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:

2002 Maserati Spyder 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Maserati Buick
Model Spyder LaCrosse
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4253 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 390 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 451 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1680 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 59 L


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