Compare 2011 Buick Lacrosse vs 2011 Acura TL

2011 Buick Lacrosse
2011 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 19 30 $26,044 $27,130
4-Door Sedan FWD CXL 19 30 $28,502 $29,690
4-Door Sedan AWD CXL 16 26 $31,876 $33,205
4-Door Sedan CXS 17 27 $32,544 $33,900
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,044
$32,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,130
$35,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Buick LaCrosse hits new levels of style, sophistication, and driving engagement without alienating the brand's comfort-oriented customer base. If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 98.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
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)
12.4 x 0.9 13.2 x 0.4
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)
18.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QFV NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QFV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 3721
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LAF NA
Displacement
2.4L/147 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.61
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Acura TL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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
--
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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