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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2013 Ford C-MAX

To start off, 2013 Ford C-MAX 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 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 2013 Ford C-MAX. (139 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2013 Ford C-MAX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Ford C-MAX weights approximately 14 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 58 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Ford C-MAX. (175 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Ford C-MAX.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2013 Ford C-MAX
Make Buick Ford
Model LaCrosse C-MAX
Year Released 2012 2013
Body Type Sedan Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1754 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4409 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 2085 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1621 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2649 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 6.5 L/100km 2.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 2.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 53 L


 

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