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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014) vs Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014): 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

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.
330Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
358Nm

3. better fuel economy (city)

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.
10.2l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km
11.3l/100 km

4. Has smart key as standard

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
48% have it

5. better fuel economy (highway)

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.
7.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km
7.8l/100 km

6. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
335hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
304hp

7. Has regenerative braking

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
15% have it

8. Has a turbocharged engine

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
37% have it

9. Has in-car system

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
64% have it

10. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
23% have it

11. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
1

12. Has rear-wheel drive

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
35% have it

13. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
80% have it

14. Has Stop-Start system

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
32% have it

15. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.03m
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
965mm

16. height

41mm shorter.
1.46m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
1.5m

17. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
50000km
Citroen C5 Tourer VTR Techno Pack (2014): Unlimited km
112654km

18. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
91% have it

19. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
83% have it

20. Is a hybrid car

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.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
8% have it

21. smaller turn radius

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.
12m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m
11.2m

22. more headroom (rear)

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.
972mm
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014): 1.94m
947mm

23. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD (2014)
90% have it

24. longer basic warranty (km)

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.
80000km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80467km

25. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
24
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 64
24

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