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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XLE (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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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 FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around. Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.2 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.2 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 59.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16 10.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 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) 11.1 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Engine
Engine Order Code NA LUK
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 172 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.24 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MHH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Strut 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
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 7.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.6
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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