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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2012 Audi A5

To start off, both 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 Audi A5 were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi A5 (211 HP @ 4300 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi A5 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Audi A5 weights approximately 90 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 2012 Audi A5 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Audi A5 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, 2012 Audi A5 (349 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 116 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 Audi A5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Audi A5
Make Buick Audi
Model LaCrosse A5
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 211 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 4300 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 349 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1830 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4623 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1382 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2751 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 67 L


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