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2008 Skoda Octavia vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Skoda Octavia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Skoda Octavia 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 73 more horse power than 2008 Skoda Octavia. (109 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2008 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 375 kg more than 2008 Skoda Octavia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Skoda Octavia 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, 2008 Skoda Octavia 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, 2008 Skoda Octavia (235 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2008 Skoda Octavia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2008 Skoda Octavia has manual transmission. 2008 Skoda Octavia 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:

2008 Skoda Octavia 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Skoda Buick
Model Octavia LaCrosse
Year Released 2008 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1896 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 109 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4520 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 59 L


 

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