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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2013 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2013 Jaguar XK 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 5,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Jaguar XK (380 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 198 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 30 kg more than 2013 Jaguar XK.

Because 2013 Jaguar XK 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 2013 Jaguar XK. 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, 2013 Jaguar XK (515 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 282 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2013 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2013 Jaguar XK has manual transmission. 2013 Jaguar XK 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 2013 Jaguar XK
Make Buick Jaguar
Model LaCrosse XK
Year Released 2012 2013
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2400 cc 5000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 380 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 515 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4794 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 2032 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1322 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2752 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 13.3 L/100km


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