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2010 Nissan Frontier vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Nissan Frontier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Nissan Frontier would be higher. At 3,953 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Nissan Frontier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Nissan Frontier (261 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Nissan Frontier 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 2010 Nissan Frontier.

Because 2010 Nissan Frontier 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, 2010 Nissan Frontier 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, 2010 Nissan Frontier (381 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 148 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2010 Nissan Frontier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Nissan Frontier 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Nissan Buick
Model Frontier LaCrosse
Year Released 2010 2012
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3953 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 261 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 381 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1329 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5230 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1880 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3200 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 12.4 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 16.8 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 59 L


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