Compare 2014 Lexus GS 450h vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Lexus GS 450h
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $56,200 $60,430
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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
$56,200
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,430
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1007 / 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 100.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 10.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 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)
12.2 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Front Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4190 3756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4600 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
338 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MHH
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.64
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 450h Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
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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