Compare 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Buick Lacrosse
2014 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 $32,193 $33,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
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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 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,193
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,535
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$559 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 14.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6
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 12.1
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3556
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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