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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser would be higher. At 2,982 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser. (162 HP @ 3400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser weights approximately 160 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 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, 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 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, 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser (343 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser
Make Buick Toyota
Model LaCrosse Land Cruiser
Year Released 2012 2002
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2982 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 182 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 343 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1870 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2370 mm


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