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2012 Buick Lacrosse
2012 Hyundai Genesis
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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 V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 28 $32,070 $34,200
4-Door Sedan V8 4.6L 16 25 $41,204 $44,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
$32,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$570 / 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 Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 109.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 196.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 15.9
Brakes
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 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 19.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 3971
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 333 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 291 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
LUK - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.61
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.39
Trans Order Code
MHH - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Hyundai Genesis
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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