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2006 Chevrolet Optra vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Chevrolet Optra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet Optra 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) has 74 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Optra. (108 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Optra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet Optra weights approximately 10 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Optra. (151 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Optra. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2006 Chevrolet Optra has manual transmission. 2006 Chevrolet Optra 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:

2006 Chevrolet Optra 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Chevrolet Buick
Model Optra LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 182 HP
Torque 151 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


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