Compare 2009 Buick Lacrosse vs 2008 Mercury Sable

2009 Buick Lacrosse
2008 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 28 $24,486 $25,640
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 28 $26,749 $28,010
4-Door Sedan Super 16 24 $32,283 $33,805
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $22,096 $23,935
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $23,762 $25,785
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 18 28 $25,508 $27,725
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 17 24 $27,172 $29,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,486
$22,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,640
$23,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Buick LaCrosse is a nicely equipped American luxury sedan that comes in two very different flavors. The 2008 Mercury Sable has great interior room and trunk space, comprehensive safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 108.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 202.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 21.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.26 12.4 x 1.0
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)
10.6 x 0.55 13.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39 2.86
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3741
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
720 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 154
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L26 99W
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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