Compare 2014 Audi S8 vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Audi S8
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 26 $104,627 $112,500
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$104,627
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,500
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1875 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 40.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 100.0
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 Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 111.7
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 10.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
HW4 RAF
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
HW4 RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 438
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
481 @ 5500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Displacement
4.0 L/244 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
520 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 36
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.91
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 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MHH
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi S8 Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 (Est) 7.0
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)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.6
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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