Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 INFINITI M

2013 Acura TL
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2013 Buick Lacrosse
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2013 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 AWD 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 FWD 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 FWD 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Touring FWD 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
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4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $50,918 $54,750
M37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $47,291 $50,850
M37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $45,291 $48,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$30,393
$50,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$31,660
$54,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$528 / month
$913 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake. With sharp handling, scorching performance, and decent comfort, the 2013 Infiniti M sedans are bold and beautiful but not overwrought.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.0 39.100
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9 53.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.4 58.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 100.0 103.600
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.0 56.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7 44.400
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.2 54.300
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.5 36.200
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.7 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD - 6.000
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 196.9 194.700
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.2 59.100
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.0 61.800
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7 114.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.1 72.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.8 11.300
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2 12.600 x 1.100
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)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9 12.100 x 0.600
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 17.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2 16.900
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.8 36.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75 3.090
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P245/50VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3774 4129
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6 8.600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 172 @ 4900 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA LUK VQ35HR
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.4/145 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 182 @ 6700 360 combined
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.75 0.871
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58 4.783
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.91 1.984
Trans Type
6 6 7
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.84 3.859
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.96 3.103
Trans Order Code
NA MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.64 2.611
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.45 1.371
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.776
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Buick LaCrosse INFINITI M35h
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4-door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.181 NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.748 NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 6.3 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 7 7 (2012)
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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