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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2005 Volvo XC90

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Volvo XC90. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volvo XC90 would be higher. At 2,433 cc (5 cylinders), 2005 Volvo XC90 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 182 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volvo XC90 weights approximately 440 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 2005 Volvo XC90 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, 2005 Volvo XC90 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, 2005 Volvo XC90 (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 167 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 Volvo XC90 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2005 Volvo XC90
Make Buick Volvo
Model LaCrosse XC90
Year Released 2012 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2433 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 2180 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 70 L


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