Compare 2014 Toyota Avalon vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
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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
$28,431
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,590
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111 111.7
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
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
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Engine
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
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 2.64
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (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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