Compare 2013 Buick Lacrosse vs 2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Buick Lacrosse
2013 Toyota Avalon
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,260 $41,400
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $32,000 $35,555
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,525 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,393
$35,686
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$39,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$661 / 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 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16.0
Brakes
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 11.7 x 1.10
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 11.1 x 0.40
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.85
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3774 3461
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.420
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.900
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - 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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