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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CX
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan FWD
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 64.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 21.2
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) 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.26 12.4 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 20
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code QPX - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3495 3741
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 154
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 720 540
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick LaCrosse Mercury Sable
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Premium Ride MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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