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2012 Citroen Berlingo vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, both 2012 Citroen Berlingo and 2012 Buick LaCrosse 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 @ 6700 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 2012 Citroen Berlingo. (74 HP @ 3400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 2012 Citroen Berlingo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 540 kg more than 2012 Citroen Berlingo. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 113 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Citroen Berlingo. (120 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Citroen Berlingo. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2012 Citroen Berlingo has manual transmission. 2012 Citroen Berlingo 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 Citroen Berlingo 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Citroen Buick
Model Berlingo LaCrosse
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Panel Van Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1360 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4110 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1810 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 59 L


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