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2009 Buick Lacrosse

2008 Ford Taurus

  2009 Buick LaCrosse CX 2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors
MSRP
$25,640
$23,635
Invoice $24,486 $21,801
MPG
City/Highway
16/28 17/28
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Buick LaCrosse is a nicely equipped American luxury sedan that comes in two very different flavors. Read Full Review A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Loads of equipment comes standard
  • Roomy cabin
  • Extremely quiet interior

Dislikes:

  • Standard V-6 engine is robust but not smooth
  • Only a four-speed automatic transmission
  • Ho-hum exterior styling

Likes:

  • Exceptional interior room
  • Surprisingly adept handling
  • Strong braking performance
  • Huge trunk
  • Available Sync audio controller

Dislikes:

  • Dowdy looks, especially from behind
  • Utter lack of sporting feel
  • Interior trim a step behind in look and feel
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