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2004 Audi A3 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Audi A3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A3 would be higher. At 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A3 (252 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 70 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 175 kg more than 2004 Audi A3.

Because 2004 Audi A3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Audi A3 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2004 Audi A3 (320 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A3 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Audi Buick
Model A3 LaCrosse
Year Released 2004 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3189 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 252 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4900 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1565 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 7.6 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.9 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


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