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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2004 Suzuki Swift

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Suzuki Swift. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Suzuki Swift 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 74 more horse power than 2004 Suzuki Swift. (108 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2004 Suzuki Swift. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 760 kg more than 2004 Suzuki Swift. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Suzuki Swift. (133 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Suzuki Swift.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2004 Suzuki Swift
Make Buick Suzuki
Model LaCrosse Swift
Year Released 2012 2004
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1490 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 980 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2400 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 45 L


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