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2004 Audi A4 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 A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A4 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 12 more horse power than 2004 Audi A4. (170 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 90 kg more than 2004 Audi A4. 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, 2004 Audi A4 (235 Nm) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm). This means 2004 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A4 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Audi Buick
Model A4 LaCrosse
Year Released 2004 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1784 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 233 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1650 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 7.8 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.2 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 59 L


 

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