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2009 Seat Leon 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 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Seat Leon 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 44 more horse power than 2009 Seat Leon. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2009 Seat Leon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 84 kg more than 2009 Seat Leon. 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, 2009 Seat Leon (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2009 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2009 Seat Leon has manual transmission. 2009 Seat Leon 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 Seat Leon 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Seat Buick
Model Leon LaCrosse
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 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 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1656 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 59 L


 

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