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2003 Opel Vectra 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 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 2,958 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Opel Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2003 Opel Vectra. (174 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Opel Vectra weights approximately 24 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

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, 2003 Opel Vectra (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2003 Opel Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Vectra 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Opel Buick
Model Vectra LaCrosse
Year Released 2003 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2958 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 174 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4900 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1764 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.8 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


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