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2012 Saab 9-5
2012 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
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 AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,525
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 10.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - RAF
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)
- TBD - 3829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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 -
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 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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