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2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Chevrolet Colorado would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 191 kg more than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2011 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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:

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Chevrolet Buick
Model Colorado LaCrosse
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1549 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.2 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 59 L


 

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