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2006 Mercedes-Benz GL 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 Mercedes-Benz GL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL would be higher. At 2,987 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL (221 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL weights approximately 714 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 Mercedes-Benz GL 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 Mercedes-Benz GL 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 Mercedes-Benz GL (510 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 277 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz GL 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mercedes-Benz Buick
Model GL LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2987 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 510 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel 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 2454 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3080 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 59 L


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