Compare 2015 Ford Taurus vs 2015 Buick Lacrosse

2015 Ford Taurus
2015 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,909 $31,065
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,289 $33,635
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,296 $35,725
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $36,504 $38,025
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,180 $38,730
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,371 $39,970
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,880 $40,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,959
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$31,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 196.9
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 13.3
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55R17
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)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 3895
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 264 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
998-1 LFX
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 304 @ 6800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J M7W
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.4
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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