Compare 2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Lexus ES

2018 Acura RLX
X
2018 Buick Lacrosse
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2018 Lexus ES
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
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4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD 20 29 $45,187 $47,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir FWD 21 30 $43,075 $44,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence AWD 20 29 $39,427 $41,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 25 35 $34,915 $36,370
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 25 35 $29,417 $29,565
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 25 35 $32,323 $33,670
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 20 29 $41,731 $43,470
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 25 35 $37,123 $38,670
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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 $36,485 $38,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,432
$45,187
$39,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,900
$47,070
$41,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1032 / month
$785 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. If you’re after a smooth, quiet, roomy, comforting luxury sedan that’s still good value, the 2018 Lexus ES may be one of the better choices.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 20 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 102.0 100.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.80 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.00 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.40 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.10 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.70 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.20 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.60 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.00 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 63.10 62
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.4 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.50 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.90 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 197.50 193.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.50 57.1
Liftover Height (in)
- NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 15.00 12.1
Brakes
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 - TBD - 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.3 x - TBD - 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.0 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45R19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RLE NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45R19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RLE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 3840 3682
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LGX NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/- TBD - 2.5 L/152
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20 40
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.90 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 - TBD - -
Trans Type
7 9 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 - TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 - TBD - -
Trans Order Code
NA M3G NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 - TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
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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