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2004 Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Nissan Murano would be higher. At 3,507 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Nissan Murano is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Nissan Murano (245 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Nissan Murano should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Nissan Murano weights approximately 56 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano (328 Nm) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm). This means 2004 Nissan Murano will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Nissan Murano 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Nissan Buick
Model Murano LaCrosse
Year Released 2004 2012
Body Type Crossover Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3507 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 245 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 328 Nm 233 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1796 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.8 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 82 L 59 L


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