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2011 Infiniti M 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 Infiniti M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Infiniti M would be higher. At 2,993 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Infiniti M is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Infiniti M (235 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Infiniti M should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 2011 Infiniti M is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2011 Infiniti M. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Infiniti M (550 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 317 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2011 Infiniti M will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Infiniti M 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Infiniti Buick
Model M LaCrosse
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 235 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 3750 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 550 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type 7-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4945 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1844 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1501 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2901 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 59 L


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