Compare 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Chrysler 300 vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Buick Lacrosse
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2014 Chrysler 300
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2014 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 30 $30,149 $31,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Uptown Edition 19 30 $30,149 $31,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
4-Door Sedan AWD Uptown Edition 18 27 $32,449 $33,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300S 19 30 $32,909 $34,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300S 18 27 $35,209 $36,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C 19 30 $35,699 $37,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 18 27 $37,969 $39,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 19 30 $39,809 $41,895
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 19 30 $39,809 $41,895
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition 18 27 $42,109 $44,395
4-Door Sedan RWD 300 SRT8 Core 14 23 $43,588 $44,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $47,268 $48,900
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,193
$30,149
$28,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,535
$31,395
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$559 / month
$523 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.4
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 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 40.1 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.5 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 106.3 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.9 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 63.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 120.2 111
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 75 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 198.6 195.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16.3 16
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.6 11.1
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 12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 19.5 17
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P215/65TR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P215/65TR17 P215/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3961 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 730 582
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 292 @ 6350 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 260 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUK ERB-1 NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.29 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14 1.90
Trans Order Code
MHH DFL NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.65 3.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.71 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.11 1.42
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 0.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chrysler 300 Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Strut
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.8 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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