Compare 2014 Acura TL vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Hyundai Genesis

2014 Acura TL
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2014 Buick Lacrosse
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2014 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 $33,827 $36,030
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
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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 27 $32,996 $35,200
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 15 23 $43,870 $47,400
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic 17 27 $25,028 $26,350
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic Premium 17 27 $27,804 $29,300
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Manual R-Spec 19 27 $25,828 $27,200
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Blk Lth 16 25 $30,163 $32,150
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Tan Lth 16 25 $30,163 $32,150
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Ultimate 16 25 $32,441 $34,600
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual R-Spec 16 24 $27,557 $29,350
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual Ultimate 16 24 $31,324 $33,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,827
$32,193
$32,996

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,030
$33,535
$35,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$601 / month
$559 / month
$587 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.0
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions. Everyday comfortable, yet track-ready, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is one of the better performance-car picks if your budget is tight.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 25 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 36 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.2 100.0 109.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 56.0 57.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.5 41.7 44.3

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 55.2 54.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

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

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 37.3 37.7

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 59.2 58.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 62.0 63.8

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 111.7 115.6

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74 73.1 74.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63.2 61.7 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.5 - TBD - 5.2

Length, Overall (in)

194 196.9 196.3

Liftover Height (in)

- - TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.1 10.8 15.9

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.2 12.4 x 0.9 12.4

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.6 x 1.2 13

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 15.8 19.3

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 36.8 36

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- 15.2 -

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- 2.75 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- NA -

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P235/50VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA RAF NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P235/50R17 P235/50VR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA RAF NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3726 3756 4019

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 8 17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 8 17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 438 740

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 120 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

254 @ 5000 172 @ 4900 291 @ 5100

Engine Order Code

NA LUK NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 2.4/145 3.8 L/231

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6200 182 @ 6700 333 @ 6400

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 29 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 36 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 25 18

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 4.58 3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.72 2.64 3.91

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

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 2.94 2.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.10 2.96 2.40

Trans Order Code

NA MHH NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.45 1.19

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.75 0.83

Clutch Size (in)

- NA -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.64

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.56

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TL Buick LaCrosse Hyundai Genesis

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link 4-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link NA Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone NA Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- NA -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- NA -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- NA -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- NA -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.8 7.0 8.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- NA -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 150 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000 -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- 9.6 -

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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