Compare 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan LX
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
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
$24,350
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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
City
36 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.2
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 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)
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3756
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 29
Transmission
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hybrid Buick LaCrosse
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing 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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.0
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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