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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4 20 33 N/A $36,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Turbo4 18 28 N/A $37,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Turbo4 17 27 N/A $39,875
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $41,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $47,065
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,525
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$503 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 58.9 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.7 111.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.2 10.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.05 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) 11.26 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 15.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 38.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - RAF
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - RAF
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - 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) - TBD - 3829
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) 140 120
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LUK
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.76 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MHH
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 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) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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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