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2011 Nissan Micra 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 Nissan Micra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Nissan Micra 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) has 103 more horse power than 2011 Nissan Micra. (79 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2011 Nissan Micra.

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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Nissan Micra. (108 Nm). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Nissan Micra. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2011 Nissan Micra has manual transmission. 2011 Nissan Micra 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 Nissan Micra 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Nissan Buick
Model Micra LaCrosse
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1200 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 79 HP 182 HP
Torque 108 Nm 233 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline 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 Length 3780 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1666 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1514 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2449 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 59 L


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