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2012 Buick Lacrosse

2012 Hyundai Genesis

  2011 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Hyundai Genesis
Invoice $28,963 $32,070
16/36 16/28
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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 Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version. Read Full Review
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  • New 36-mpg eAssist powertrain
  • Spacious, nicely trimmed interior
  • Absorbent but not pillowy ride
  • Top-notch safety


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


  • Brisk acceleration in every edition
  • A richly upholstered interior
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Spacious backseat
  • Fuel economy is good for its class


  • R-Spec offers up sport tuning, with some harshness
  • All-wheel drive isn't available
  • Some of the latest tech features haven't arrived
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