Compare 2014 Ford Taurus vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Ford Taurus
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,705
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 61.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 10.8
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)
13.6 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12.6 x 1.2
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK RAF
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TCK RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 3756
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
998-1 LUK
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
44J MHH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.6
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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