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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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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
2012 Infiniti M
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $44,163 $47,700
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $46,149 $49,850
35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $49,706 $53,700
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $54,787 $59,200
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $57,096 $61,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
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TCC Rating
8.2
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TCC Rating
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8
Steering Type Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code RAF
Front Tire Size P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LUK
Displacement 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Trans Order Code MHH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick LaCrosse
Body Style Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3
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
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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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Rollover Rating
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