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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2005 Honda Civic

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 Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Civic 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 93 more horse power than 2005 Honda Civic. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 624 kg more than 2005 Honda Civic. 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 103 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Civic. (130 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2005 Honda Civic
Make Buick Honda
Model LaCrosse Civic
Year Released 2012 2005
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1335 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline - Premium
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 1116 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 50 L


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