Compare 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Hyundai Azera vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Buick Lacrosse
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2014 Hyundai Azera
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2014 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 $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
4-Door Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,299 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,193
$28,946
$35,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,535
$31,000
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$559 / month
$517 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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 2014 Hyundai Azera is a big, comfortable sedan that offers serious design appeal and a luxury-car ambiance. 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 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.2 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.3 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 107 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.6 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 36.8 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.3 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 193.3 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.9 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 63.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 112 111
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.2 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16.3 16
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 11.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.5 37.4
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 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P245/45VR18 P225/45VR18
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 3605 3538
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 660 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 255 @ 5200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUK NA NA
Displacement
2.4/145 3.3 L/204 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 293 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.39 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.65 1.90
Trans Order Code
MHH NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.04 3.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.25 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Hyundai Azera Toyota Avalon
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 Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.9 7.6
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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