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
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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
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
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.1 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.4 65.3
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF TR9 TC1
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 X 9 19 X 8
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 470 @ 4300 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUK ESG 998-1
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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