Compare 2005 Buick Lacrosse vs 2005 Nissan Altima

2005 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 20 29 $20,894 $22,835
4-Door Sedan CXL 20 29 $23,181 $25,335
4-Door Sedan CXS 20 29 $25,926 $28,335
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,549 $23,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,150 $23,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 30 $25,064 $27,100
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 30 $27,144 $29,350
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,144 $29,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,894
$17,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,835
$17,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$291 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.26 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.55 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 8.0
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L26 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride w/Coil Springs

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