Compare 2012 Buick Lacrosse vs 2012 Buick Verano

2012 Buick Lacrosse
2012 Buick Verano
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $21,681 $22,585
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $22,833 $23,785
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $24,926 $25,965
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
$21,681
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
$22,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s 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. The 2012 Buick Verano is a comfortable compact sedan that feels like a luxury car but isn't priced like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
12.4 x 0.9 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF RJ0
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
RAF RJ0
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)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LUK LEA
Displacement
2.4/145 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 180 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96
Trans Order Code
MHH MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Buick Verano
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Z-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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