Compare 2014 BMW M5 vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 BMW M5
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $85,470 $92,900
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
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
$85,470
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / 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
14 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.4
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 196.9
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
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
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
Gasoline Direct 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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.94
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M5 Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
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 (Est) 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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