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2003 Honda Mobilio vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Honda Mobilio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Honda Mobilio 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 93 more horse power than 2003 Honda Mobilio. (89 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2003 Honda Mobilio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 490 kg more than 2003 Honda Mobilio. 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 102 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Honda Mobilio. (131 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Honda Mobilio.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Honda Mobilio 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Honda Buick
Model Mobilio LaCrosse
Year Released 2003 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1496 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 131 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1250 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2837 mm


 

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