Compare 2008 Buick Lacrosse vs 2007 Ford Five Hundred

2008 Buick Lacrosse
2007 Ford Five Hundred
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 17 28 $22,916 $24,250
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL 17 28 $24,834 $26,280
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXS 17 25 $26,757 $28,315
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Super 16 24 $30,599 $32,380
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 19 25 $26,164 $28,460
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 21 29 $24,499 $26,610
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 19 25 $22,947 $24,885
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 21 29 $21,281 $23,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,916
$26,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$28,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$474 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Buick LaCrosse has a wide range of engines--and a Super edition with great V-8 power.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 108.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 200.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 60.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 21.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.26 12.4 x - TBD -
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)
10.6 x 0.55 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39 2.86
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX T8C
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX T8C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 120
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 203 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 207 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L26 991
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Trans Type
4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 NA
Trans Order Code
MX0 44C
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 5.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.46-0.41
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Ford Five Hundred
Body Style
4 Door Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.67 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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