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2005 Ford Escape vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Ford Escape. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Ford Escape 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 58 more horse power than 2005 Ford Escape. (124 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2005 Ford Escape. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 270 kg more than 2005 Ford Escape. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Ford Escape 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, 2005 Ford Escape 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Ford Escape. (168 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Ford Escape. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2005 Ford Escape has manual transmission. 2005 Ford Escape will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Escape 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Ford Buick
Model Escape LaCrosse
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1988 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 124 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 168 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 59 L


 

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