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2009 Mazda CX-9 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 Mazda CX-9. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Mazda CX-9 would be higher. At 3,726 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Mazda CX-9 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mazda CX-9 (273 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mazda CX-9 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 411 kg more than 2009 Mazda CX-9.

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, 2009 Mazda CX-9 (366 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 133 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2009 Mazda CX-9 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mazda CX-9 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mazda Buick
Model CX-9 LaCrosse
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3726 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 273 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 366 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1329 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5080 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.7 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 59 L


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