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Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Buick Lacrosse
2013 Lincoln MKZ
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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 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,924 $37,815
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $34,129 $35,925
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 38 37 $34,129 $35,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$35,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$37,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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 Lincoln MKZ strikes out in a more confident direction, and places a big bet on best-in-class fuel economy and technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 96.500
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.100
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 37.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.900
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.800
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 194.100
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 112.100
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.400
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 15.400
Brakes
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 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.000
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 3874
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 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 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 240 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 270 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
LUK 999
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.912
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.964
Trans Order Code
MHH 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.360
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.446
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.584
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
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 N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.4
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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