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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 $30,393 $31,660
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$33,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$35,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$598 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake. The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 98.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 194.0
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
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 13.2 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code RAF NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R17 P245/50VR17
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) 3774 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LUK NA
Displacement 2.4/145 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.10
Trans Order Code MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.64 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick LaCrosse Acura TL
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.181
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.748
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 4 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 7.9
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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