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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban

To start off, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2012 Buick LaCrosse would be higher. At 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban (316 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 134 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban weights approximately 902 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 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban 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, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban (454 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 221 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2013 Chevrolet Suburban will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2013 Chevrolet Suburban
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model LaCrosse Suburban
Year Released 2012 2013
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 5300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 316 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 2642 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 5649 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 2009 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1951 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 3302 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 9.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 14.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 117 L


 

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