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2005 GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 GMC Yukon would be higher. At 5,328 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 GMC Yukon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 GMC Yukon (287 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 GMC Yukon should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 GMC Yukon weights approximately 350 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 2005 GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon 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, 2005 GMC Yukon (441 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 208 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 GMC Yukon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2005 GMC Yukon 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make GMC Buick
Model Yukon LaCrosse
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5328 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 287 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 441 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2090 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2837 mm


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