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Compare 2012 Buick Lacrosse vs 2012 INFINITI M

2012 Buick Lacrosse
2012 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Convenience FWD 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 AWD 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 FWD 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 AWD 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 FWD 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 3 FWD 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Touring FWD 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
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4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $49,706 $53,700
M37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $46,149 $49,850
M37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $44,163 $47,700
M56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $57,096 $61,700
M56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $54,787 $59,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
$49,706
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
$53,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$895 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget. The 2012 Infiniti M sedans are true super-sedans, delivering sharp handling, scorching performance, and impressive comfort, with a beautiful but not overwrought design inside and out.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 103.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.8
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)
10.8 11.3
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 12.1 x 0.6
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)
15.7 17.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.09
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 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 4129
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
LUK VQ35HR
Displacement
2.4/145 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 360 combined
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.98
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.10
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.61
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse INFINITI M35h
Body Style
Sedan 4-door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
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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