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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,864
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$503 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera brings far more sophistication to the showroom, but doesn't lose its carry-over attributes of comfort and value for the money. As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.0 111.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 10.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.10 12.6 x 1.2
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) 11.2 x 0.39 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.90 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size T135/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3829
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.2 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 5200 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code - TBD - LUK
Displacement 3.3L/204 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 293 @ 6400 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.96
Trans Order Code - TBD - MHH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.84
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Azera Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
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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