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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Trim

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 FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,470
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$559 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 40.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 100.0
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 116.7 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 61.7
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 196.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14 10.8
Brakes
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) 15.6 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
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 36.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Size P295/35YR19 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Front Tire Size P265/40YR19 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4387 3756
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 10 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 209 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 438
Engine
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 500 @ 1500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LUK
Displacement 4.4 L/268 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 560 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 36
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.59 2.96
Trans Order Code 2MK MHH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.81 4.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.91
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.17 2.94
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW M5 Buick LaCrosse
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing 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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