Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Buick Lacrosse
2013 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
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
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.400
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 34.600
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.500
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95.800
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.400
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.200
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.600
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 190.600
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 14.200
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.130 x 0.630
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 12.600 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.570
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.400
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 3551
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 9.600
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 290 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 NA
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.371-0.439
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 (2012)
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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