Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 Buick Lacrosse vs 2011 INFINITI M

2010 Acura TL
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2010 Buick Lacrosse
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2011 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,673 $35,105
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,093 $38,835
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,010 $39,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,928 $38,655
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4-Door Sedan CX 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 2.4L 19 30 $25,195 $26,245
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 3.0L 17 26 $26,001 $27,085
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL 3.0L AWD 16 25 $30,547 $31,820
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL 3.0L FWD 17 26 $28,459 $29,645
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXS 3.6L 17 27 $31,694 $33,015
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $45,418 $49,200
M37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $43,438 $47,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,673
$25,195
$45,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,105
$26,245
$49,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$437 / month
$820 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Boldly styled and laden with high-tech features, the 2010 Acura TL is a solid value, though enthusiasts might find its overall ability lacking. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is not just a good-looking vehicle; it handles and rides well, and when compared to its main rivals, it’s a value leader as well. The 2011 Infiniti M pairs beauty with a beastly V-8 engine—and at last, Infiniti makes its marque in a class full of winners.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.2 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.4 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 101.7 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7 44.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.1 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 196.9 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.2 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.3 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 12.4 x 0.9 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
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)
18.5 18.4 20
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.75 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 39.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 15.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/50R17 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFV NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/50R17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFV NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 3829 4063
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 512 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 172 @ 4900 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA LAF VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.4L/145 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 182 @ 6700 330 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD - 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD - 3.10
Trans Order Code
NA MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.23 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD - 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD - 1.98
Trans Type
5 6 7
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA 0.78
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan CX 4-door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Buick LaCrosse Infiniti M37
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent H-arm Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.1 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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