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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 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 TrailBlazer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer would be higher. At 4,157 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer (269 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer weights approximately 413 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 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 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, 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 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, 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer (374 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 141 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Chevrolet Buick
Model TrailBlazer LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4157 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 269 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 374 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2153 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.7 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 71 L 59 L


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