Compare 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Chrysler 300 vs 2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Buick Lacrosse
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2014 Chrysler 300
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2014 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
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4-Door Sedan 300 SRT8 Core RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300 SRT8 Core RWD 14 23 $43,588 $44,900
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 18 27 $37,969 $39,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition AWD 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
300 4-Door Sedan 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition RWD 19 30 $39,809 $41,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition AWD 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
300 4-Door Sedan 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition RWD 19 30 $39,809 $41,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 30 $35,699 $37,395
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $35,209 $36,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 30 $32,909 $34,395
300 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
300 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 30 $30,149 $31,395
300 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $47,268 $48,900
300 4-Door Sedan Uptown Edition AWD 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
300 4-Door Sedan Uptown Edition RWD 19 30 $30,149 $31,395
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,882 $39,980

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,193
$43,588
$33,330

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,535
$44,900
$36,130

Monthly Payment Estimate

$559 / month
$748 / month
$602 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions. The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car. The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 14 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 23 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Large Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.9 56.1 55.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.4 59.5 57.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

100.0 106.3 102.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.3 37.9 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.0 57.7 56.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 41.8 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.2 56.2 56.3

Second Leg Room (in)

40.5 40.1 38.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.0 38.6 39

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.7 63.4 65.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - 5.1

Length, Overall (in)

196.9 198.6 202.9

Height, Overall (in)

59.2 58.4 60.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.0 63.8 65.5

Wheelbase (in)

111.7 120.2 112.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.1 75 76.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.8 16.3 20.1

Brakes

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 13.8 13.6

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

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 14.2 13.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 19.5 19

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.8 38.9 39.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.75 - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

RAF TR9 TC1

Front Tire Size

P235/50R17 P245/45YR20 P255/45VR19

Spare Tire Size

NA NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

RAF TR9 TC1

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50R17 P245/45YR20 P255/45VR19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 - 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 - 100

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 - 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 - 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3756 3961 4249

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 20 X 9 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 20 X 9 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.6 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 730 650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 220 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4900 470 @ 4300 254 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LUK ESG 998-1

Displacement

2.4/145 6.4 L/392 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 6700 470 @ 6000 288 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 23 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 14 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 17 21

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.41 1.84

Trans Type

6 5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.83 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.16 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 2.19 2.87

Trans Order Code

MHH DGJ 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 3.06 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.00 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 - 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 3.59 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Short And Long Arm Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Short And Long Arm Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA - -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.0 10.6 8.7 (Est)

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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