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Compare 2012 Acura TL vs 2012 Buick Lacrosse

2012 Acura TL
2012 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Convenience FWD 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 AWD 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 FWD 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 AWD 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 FWD 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 3 FWD 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Touring FWD 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan. As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MHH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.3
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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