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2006 Volkswagen Multivan 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 Volkswagen Multivan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Volkswagen Multivan would be higher. At 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Volkswagen Multivan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volkswagen Multivan (232 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Multivan should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Multivan weights approximately 564 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 Volkswagen Multivan 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 Volkswagen Multivan 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 Volkswagen Multivan (315 Nm @ 2900 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Multivan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2006 Volkswagen Multivan has manual transmission. 2006 Volkswagen Multivan 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 Volkswagen Multivan 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Volkswagen Buick
Model Multivan LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type Van Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3189 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2900 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2304 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1950 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 59 L


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