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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 FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$34,068
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$36,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$606 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. Larger but leaner, the 2013 Lexus ES gains a hybrid model and some very attractive new styling to stave off strong new competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 100.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.7 111.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 192.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.9 11.0 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RAF N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P235/50R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code RAF N/A
Front Tire Size P235/50R17 P215/55R17
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 3549
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code LUK N/A
Displacement 2.4/145 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 1.900
Trans Order Code MHH N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.64 3.458
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.300
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.420
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 7.6
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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