Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Buick Lacrosse
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2013 Ford Taurus
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2013 Hyundai Sonata
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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 Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,248 $25,650
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Panoramic Sunroof Pkg 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$32,243
$25,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$34,950
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$583 / month
$460 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.6
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. 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. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 38.100 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.000 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.800 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.900 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 102.200 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.800 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.900 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.900 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.300 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 76.200 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 65.300 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 202.900 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 60.700 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 65.500 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 112.900 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 20.100 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.860 x - TBD - 11.8 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 13.860 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 19.000 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.000 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.500 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD - 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF TBQ NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
RAF TBQ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 4241 3452
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD - 2.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 254 @ 4000 269 @ 1750-4500
Engine Order Code
LUK 998 NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.5L/213 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 288 @ 6500 274 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.742 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.484 4.212
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.842 1.800
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.882 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.872 2.637
Trans Order Code
MHH 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.390 2.885
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.414 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.827 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.142 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD - 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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