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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0T
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $71,982 $77,400
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 18 30 $80,352 $86,400
4-Door Sedan FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,909 $31,065
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,289 $33,635
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,296 $35,725
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $36,504 $38,025
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,180 $38,730
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,371 $39,970
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,880 $40,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,982
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$77,400
$31,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1290 / month
$518 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015. The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 40.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 115.1 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.9
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 61.7
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 117.8 111.7
Liftover Height (in) - NA
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 13.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 38.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RA9
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR19 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RA9
Front Tire Size P255/45HR19 P225/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4365 3895
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
Engine
Displacement 3.0 L/183 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 304 @ 6800
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 264 @ 5300
Engine Order Code NA LFX
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 2.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.84
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code NA M7W
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Buick LaCrosse
Body Style quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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