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2007 Volkswagen Polo vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Polo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Polo 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 @ 6700 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Polo. (99 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 545 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Polo. 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, 2007 Volkswagen Polo (240 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Polo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Polo has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Polo 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:

2007 Volkswagen Polo 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Volkswagen Buick
Model Polo LaCrosse
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 99 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1195 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 3920 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 59 L


 

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