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2012 Buick Lacrosse

2012 Acura TL

  2011 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Acura TL 4-door Sedan 2WD Advance Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$30,170
$35,705
Invoice $28,963 $33,526
MPG
City/Highway
16/36 17/29
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget. Read Full Review The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • New 36-mpg eAssist powertrain
  • Spacious, nicely trimmed interior
  • Absorbent but not pillowy ride
  • Top-notch safety

Dislikes:

  • Still not a sophisticated driving experience (4-cyl)
  • Luxury-brand price when loaded
  • Cheaper look and feel for Base model

Likes:

  • Top-notch true-luxury interior
  • Poise and responsiveness (SH-AWD)
  • Nice sound system and iPod integration
  • Roomy backseat and excellent ride

Dislikes:

  • Overwhelming center-stack layout
  • Balky automatic transmission
  • Small trunk
  • Inferior navigation interface
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