Compare 2012 Buick Lacrosse

2012 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8
Steering Type
Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LUK
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36
Transmission
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
Trans Order Code
MHH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
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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