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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 1980 Isuzu Florian

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Isuzu Florian. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Isuzu Florian 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 85 more horse power than 1980 Isuzu Florian. (97 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1980 Isuzu Florian. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 715 kg more than 1980 Isuzu Florian. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Isuzu Florian 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 1980 Isuzu Florian. 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Isuzu Florian. (147 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Isuzu Florian.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 1980 Isuzu Florian
Make Buick Isuzu
Model LaCrosse Florian
Year Released 2012 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1817 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 182 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1025 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2510 mm


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