2011 Opel Meriva 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 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Opel Meriva 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 88 more horse power than 2011 Opel Meriva. (94 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2011 Opel Meriva.
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 @ 4900 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Opel Meriva. (180 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Opel Meriva. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2011 Opel Meriva has manual transmission. 2011 Opel Meriva 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 Opel Meriva||2012 Buick LaCrosse|
|Engine Size||1248 cc||2400 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||94 HP||182 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||6700 RPM|
|Torque||180 Nm||233 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1750 RPM||4900 RPM|
|Fuel Type||Diesel||Gasoline / Electric Hybrid|
|Transmission Type||Manual||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Number of Doors||5 doors||4 doors|