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2009 Ford Ecosport vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Ford Ecosport. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Ford Ecosport 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) has 39 more horse power than 2009 Ford Ecosport. (143 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2009 Ford Ecosport.

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. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2009 Ford Ecosport has manual transmission. 2009 Ford Ecosport 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:

2009 Ford Ecosport 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Ford Buick
Model Ecosport LaCrosse
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 182 HP
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 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4228 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2837 mm


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