Compare 2012 Acura TL vs 2012 Buick Lacrosse vs 2012 Hyundai Genesis

2012 Acura TL
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2012 Buick Lacrosse
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2012 Hyundai Genesis
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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
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4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 28 $32,070 $34,200
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V8 4.6L 16 25 $41,204 $44,500
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic 20 30 $22,354 $23,500
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic Premium 20 30 $25,410 $26,750
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Manual 21 30 $21,180 $22,250
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Manual R-Spec 21 30 $23,294 $24,500
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Blk Lth 17 27 $27,932 $29,750
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Brn Lth 17 27 $27,932 $29,750
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Track 17 27 $30,257 $32,250
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual R-Spec 17 26 $25,142 $26,750
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual Track 17 26 $28,862 $30,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$28,963
$32,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$30,170
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$503 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.0
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. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the best performance-car values, with several models fitting the needs of either daily commuters of track-day enthusiasts.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars Large car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.0 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.5 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 100.0 109.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.2 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.7 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 196.9 196.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.8 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9 12.4 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
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 15.7 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P225/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3829 3971
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 182 @ 6700 333 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 172 @ 4900 291 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA LUK - TBD -
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.4/145 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25 18 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36 28 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.84 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.96 2.39
Trans Order Code
NA MHH - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.64 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.45 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.75 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.91 1.61
Trans Type
6 6 8
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.64
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.55
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Buick LaCrosse Hyundai Genesis
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 NA 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.3 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7 -
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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