Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Chrysler 300 vs 2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Buick Lacrosse
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2013 Chrysler 300
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2013 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
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4-Door Sedan RWD Motown
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 31 $29,167 $30,345
4-Door Sedan RWD Motown 19 31 $29,167 $30,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 27 $31,467 $32,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300S 19 31 $31,927 $33,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S Glacier 18 27 $33,767 $35,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S 18 27 $34,227 $35,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C 19 31 $34,687 $36,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 18 27 $36,987 $38,845
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury Series 19 31 $38,046 $39,995
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 19 31 $38,827 $40,845
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 19 31 $38,827 $40,845
4-Door Sedan AWD Luxury Series 18 27 $40,207 $42,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 18 27 $41,127 $43,345
4-Door Sedan RWD 300 SRT8 Core 14 23 $43,095 $44,450
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,775 $48,450
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$29,167
$24,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$30,345
$26,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$506 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.0
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. The image-building 2013 Chrysler 300 is handsome and classy, as well as a proper luxury car or a scorching muscle sedan. The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.200 56.300
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 40.100 38.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.600 39.000
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.100 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.500 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 106.300 102.200
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.900 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.700 56.900
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.800 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 63.800 65.500
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 120.200 112.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.100 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 75.000 76.200
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.400 65.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.700 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 198.600 202.900
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.400 60.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16.300 20.100
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 - TBD - 13.860 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 - TBD - 13.860 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 19.500 19.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.500 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.700 39.500
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45R20 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF TVJ TCK
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45R20 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF TVJ TCK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 4029 4037
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 14.000 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 160 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUK ERB 998
Displacement
2.4/145 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.140 2.872
Trans Order Code
MHH DFG 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.650 2.770
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.670 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.000 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.710 4.484
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.100 1.842
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.290 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.300 2.882
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.840 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.500 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.000 1.102
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Five-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 - TBD -
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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