Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Chevrolet Impala

2013 Buick Lacrosse
2013 Chevrolet Impala
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 AWD 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 FWD 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 FWD 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Touring FWD 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,825 $25,860
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,289 $27,385
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,184 $30,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$24,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$25,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake. Dated in styling, safety, and comfort, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala still earns credit for interior space, highway gas mileage, and low prices.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 58.60
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.30
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.40
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 37.60
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.40
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 57.20
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.70
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 104.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 200.40
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.50
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 110.50
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.90
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 18.6
Brakes
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 10.94 x 0.43
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 11.93 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 13.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.00
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF QPX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF QPX
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 3555
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 300 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 262 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
LUK LFX
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code
MHH MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chevrolet Impala
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Touring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Touring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.3
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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