Compare 2011 Buick Lacrosse vs 2011 INFINITI M

2011 Buick Lacrosse
2011 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 19 30 $26,044 $27,130
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL AWD 16 26 $31,876 $33,205
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL FWD 19 30 $28,502 $29,690
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan CXS 17 27 $32,544 $33,900
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $45,418 $49,200
M37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $43,438 $47,050
M56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $56,241 $60,950
M56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 25 $53,938 $58,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,044
$45,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,130
$49,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$820 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
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. The 2011 Infiniti M pairs beauty with a beastly V-8 engine—and at last, Infiniti makes its marque in a class full of winners.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 14.9
Brakes
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 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.4 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QFV NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QFV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R17 P245/50VR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 4063
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LAF VQ37VHR
Displacement
2.4L/147 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 330 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.98
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.10
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Infiniti M37
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.3
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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