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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, both 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 Chevrolet Colorado were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,700 cc (5 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Colorado (242 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 50 kg more than 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2012 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Chevrolet Colorado (328 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model LaCrosse Colorado
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 3700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 242 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 328 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 5270 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 72 L


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