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

2018 Acura RLX
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2018 Buick Lacrosse
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2018 Lexus ES
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Select style
Sedan w/Technology Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 25 35 $29,417 $29,565
4-Door Sedan FWD Preferred 25 35 $32,323 $33,670
4-Door Sedan FWD Essence 25 35 $34,915 $36,370
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 25 35 $37,123 $38,670
4-Door Sedan AWD Essence 20 29 $39,427 $41,070
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 20 29 $41,731 $43,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Avenir 21 30 $43,075 $44,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Avenir 20 29 $45,187 $47,070
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FWD ES 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD ES 350 21 30 $36,485 $38,950
FWD ES 300h 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,946
$29,417
$36,485
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,900
$29,565
$38,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$915 / month
$493 / month
$649 / 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
20 mpg 25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.00 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.40 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 102.0 100.1
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.60 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.00 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.80 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
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 - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 197.50 193.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.50 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 63.10 62
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.4 111
Liftover Height (in)
- NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.3 15.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.0 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R3X NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R3X NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3977 3490 3571
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500 187 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA LHN NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.5L/- TBD - 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 194 @ 6300 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.746 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.584 3.30
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61 2.64 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.912 1.42
Trans Type
10 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.940 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.964 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA MNH NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.446 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA 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
7.6 6.1 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 1000
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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