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2006 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Buick LaCrosse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Buick LaCrosse would be higher. At 3,786 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Buick LaCrosse (200 HP) has 92 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 637 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2006 Buick LaCrosse (312 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 162 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Buick LaCrosse 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model LaCrosse Nubira
Year Released 2006 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3786 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 200 HP 108 HP
Torque 312 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1950 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 5040 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 60 L


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