Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Buick Lacrosse vs 2017 Lexus ES

2017 Acura RLX
X
2017 Buick Lacrosse
X
2017 Lexus ES
X
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
Select style
4-Door Sedan Essence FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 21 31 $37,118 $38,665
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $31,904 $32,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 21 31 $34,622 $36,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 20 29 $41,534 $43,265
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 21 31 $39,422 $41,065
Select style
ES 300h FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 300h FWD 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
ES ES 350 FWD 21 30 $36,438 $38,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$37,118
$39,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$38,665
$41,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$644 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list. If it's cosseting luxury and a roomy interior you're after, the Lexus ES may be the car for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.6 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.0 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 100.0 100.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.1 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.7 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 63.1 62
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.4 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.9 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 197.5 193.3
Liftover Height (in)
- NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 15.0 12.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.4 x 0.9 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6 x 1.2 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.8 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.0 37.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R3X NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R3X NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 - TBD - 3682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 310 @ 6800 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Gas V6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 268 @ 5200 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LGX NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25 40
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.88 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.87 -
Trans Order Code
NA MRC NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.08 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.84 -
Trans Type
7 8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.1 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.6 -
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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