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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2012 Renault Fluence

To start off, both 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 Renault Fluence 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 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP) has 72 more horse power than 2012 Renault Fluence. (110 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2012 Renault Fluence. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 515 kg more than 2012 Renault Fluence. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Renault Fluence
Make Buick Renault
Model LaCrosse Fluence
Year Released 2012 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 1500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 182 HP 110 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1225 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4618 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1809 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1478 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2702 mm


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