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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2010 Jeep Commander

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Jeep Commander. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Jeep Commander would be higher. At 5,652 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Jeep Commander is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Jeep Commander (322 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Jeep Commander should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Jeep Commander weights approximately 615 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Jeep Commander 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, 2010 Jeep Commander 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, 2010 Jeep Commander (500 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 267 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2010 Jeep Commander will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2010 Jeep Commander
Make Buick Jeep
Model LaCrosse Commander
Year Released 2012 2010
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 5652 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 322 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 500 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 2355 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 78 L


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