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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Trim

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 FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
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 AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
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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 R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
$32,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$570 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 19.3
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.7
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
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.64
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.55
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick LaCrosse Hyundai Genesis
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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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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