Compare 2014 Buick Lacrosse vs 2014 Lexus ES

2014 Buick Lacrosse
2014 Lexus ES
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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 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 300h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 40 39 $37,000 $39,500
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 21 31 $34,300 $36,620

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,193
$37,000

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,535
$39,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$559 / month
$658 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2

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 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 40 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 39 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.9 53.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.4 57.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

100.0 100.1

Second Head Room (in)

37.3 37.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.0 55

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.2 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

40.5 40

Front Head Room (in)

38.0 37.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.7 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - -

Length, Overall (in)

196.9 192.7

Height, Overall (in)

59.2 57.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.0 62

Wheelbase (in)

111.7 111

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.1 71.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.8 12.1

Brakes

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

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

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 11.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 17.2

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.8 37.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.75 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

RAF NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50R17 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

RAF NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50R17 P215/55VR17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3756 3660

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.6 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4900 156 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LUK NA

Displacement

2.4/145 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 6700 200 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 40

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 40

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 -

Trans Type

6 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 -

Trans Order Code

MHH NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 3.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES 300h

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

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

7.0 4.6 (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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