83points

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)

44points

Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) vs Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

Why is BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) better than Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 1.1l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10.2l/100 kmvs11.3l/100 km
  • Has smart key as standard
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • Has Stop-Start system
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • 41mm shorter
    1.46mvs1504mm

Why is Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014) better than BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)?

  • 28Nm higher maximum torque
    358Nmvs330Nm
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • 0.8m smaller turn radius
    11.2mvs12m
  • 467km longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs80000km
  • 62654km longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    112654kmvs50000km
  • 2mm narrower
    1.86mvs1859mm
  • 2yrs longer drivetrain warranty (years)
    6yrsvs4yrs
  • 20% larger engine size
    3.6lvs3l

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1.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4.Is a hybrid car
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.

5. smaller turn radius

12m

11.2m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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6. longer basic warranty (km)

80000km

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

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Dimensions

1. more headroom (front)

1.03m

965mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.09m

2.height

1.46m

1.5m

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917mm

3. more headroom (rear)

972mm

947mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.94m

4. shorter length

4.91m

5m

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2.34m

5. longer wheelbase

2.97m

2.84m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.7m

6.weight

1.98t

1.81t

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1.32kg

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

330Nm

358Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

2. better fuel economy (city)

10.2l/100 km

11.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

7.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

335hp

304hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1244hp

5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has in-car system
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has regenerative braking
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

5.Has Bluetooth
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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