Compare 2014 Lexus GS 450h vs 2014 Buick Regal

2014 Lexus GS 450h
2014 Buick Regal
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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 Turbo FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD 21 30 $28,502 $29,690
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 21 30 $30,297 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Turbo AWD 19 27 $30,590 $31,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 19 27 $32,385 $33,735
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 21 30 $32,409 $33,760
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium II 19 27 $34,497 $35,935
4-Door Sedan FWD GS 21 30 $35,428 $36,905
4-Door Sedan AWD GS 19 27 $37,699 $39,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,200
$28,502
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,430
$29,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1007 / month
$495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 96.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 107.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.4 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
17.4 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.68
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P235//50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL
Rear Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P235//50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4190 3692
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
338 @ 6000 259 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Turbocharged
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4600 295 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA M7W
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.77
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.41
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 450h Buick Regal
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
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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