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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Accord 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 44 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 95 kg more than 2005 Honda Accord. 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2005 Honda Accord
Make Buick Honda
Model LaCrosse Accord
Year Released 2012 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 65 L


 

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