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2005 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Subaru Legacy (242 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 310 kg more than 2005 Subaru Legacy.

Because 2005 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy (310 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 77 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Subaru Legacy 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Subaru Buick
Model Legacy LaCrosse
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 242 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4900 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1740 kg
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 59 L


 

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