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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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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 FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 100.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 110 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 10.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 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) 11.8 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 36.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65VR16 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65VR16 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 1000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LUK
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 199 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.64
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) 3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MHH
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Hybrid 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 - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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
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