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2004 Pontiac Montana 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 Pontiac Montana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Pontiac Montana would be higher. At 3,392 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Pontiac Montana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Pontiac Montana (185 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Pontiac Montana should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Pontiac Montana weights approximately 270 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 Pontiac Montana 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 Pontiac Montana 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 Pontiac Montana (298 Nm) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm). This means 2004 Pontiac Montana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Pontiac Montana 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Pontiac Buick
Model Montana LaCrosse
Year Released 2004 2012
Body Type Minivan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3392 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 233 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5120 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1740 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3050 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.8 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 59 L


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