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2008 Volvo S40 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 Volvo S40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volvo S40 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 365 kg more than 2008 Volvo S40.

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, 2008 Volvo S40 (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo S40 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 Volvo S40 has manual transmission. 2008 Volvo S40 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 Volvo S40 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Volvo Buick
Model S40 LaCrosse
Year Released 2008 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1948 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 182 HP
Torque 300 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1375 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 59 L


 

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