Compare 2011 Buick Lucerne vs 2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,540
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 14.4
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)
11.5 x 0.5 11.1 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)
11.9 x 1.2 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
QCH N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 3572
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LGD N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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