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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Trim

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 FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,068
$30,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,370
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$606 / month
$528 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 111.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 10.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A RAF
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A RAF
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P235/50R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3549 3774
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 350 Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 6.3
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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