Compare 2013 Lexus ES 350 vs 2013 Buick Lacrosse

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 21 31 $34,068 $36,370
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,068
$30,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,370
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$606 / month
$528 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Larger but leaner, the 2013 Lexus ES gains a hybrid model and some very attractive new styling to stave off strong new competition. The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.1 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 111.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 10.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A RAF
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3549 3774
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
N/A LUK
Displacement
3.5L/211 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.458 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.608 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.300 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.420 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.148 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.900 2.96
Trans Order Code
N/A MHH
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 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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