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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2012 Audi S5

To start off, both 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 Audi S5 were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Audi S5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi S5 (354 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 172 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi S5 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Audi S5 weights approximately 10 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 S5 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 S5 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 S5 (440 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 207 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 Audi S5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2012 Audi S5 has manual transmission. 2012 Audi S5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Audi S5
Make Buick Audi
Model LaCrosse S5
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 4200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 354 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1750 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 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 64 L


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