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2012 Buick Lacrosse
2012 INFINITI M
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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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2012 INFINITI M
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
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
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
City
25 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
36 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 -
Steering Type
Pwr -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF -
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
RAF -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
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 - -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
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 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift -
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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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