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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 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Colorado (186 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 4 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 40 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 (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 25 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. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2012 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2012 Chevrolet Colorado 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 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model LaCrosse Colorado
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 186 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 5270 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 72 L


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