Compare 2015 Acura TLX vs 2015 Buick Lacrosse

2015 Acura TLX
2015 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD 24 35 $29,584 $31,445
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD Tech 24 35 $33,337 $35,500
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 21 34 $33,170 $35,320
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 Advance 21 34 $39,908 $42,600
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 Tech 21 34 $36,923 $39,375
TLX 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD V6 Advance 21 31 $41,944 $44,800
TLX 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD V6 Tech 21 31 $38,959 $41,575
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $32,289 $33,635
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,909 $31,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 26 $37,180 $38,730
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $34,296 $35,725
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 17 26 $38,880 $40,500
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 18 28 $36,504 $38,025
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 18 28 $38,371 $39,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,584
$32,289
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,445
$33,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$561 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Acura TLX offers impressive performance, ample features, and smart value. The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
190.3 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
57 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 10.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.5 x 0.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MHH
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.91
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.00
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0 NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
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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