Compare 2015 Buick Lacrosse vs 2015 Chrysler 300 vs 2015 Ford Taurus

2015 Buick Lacrosse
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2015 Chrysler 300
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 25 36 $32,289 $33,635
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,909 $31,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 26 $37,180 $38,730
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 25 36 $34,296 $35,725
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 17 26 $38,880 $40,500
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 18 28 $36,504 $38,025
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 18 28 $38,371 $39,970
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4-Door Sedan 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 18 27 $39,025 $40,570
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,048 $44,895
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum RWD 19 31 $40,723 $42,395
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 31 $36,700 $38,070
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $36,235 $37,570
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 31 $33,910 $35,070
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 27 $33,439 $34,195
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 19 31 $31,089 $31,695
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $37,103 $40,220

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,289
$39,025
$33,446

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,635
$40,570
$36,255

Monthly Payment Estimate

$561 / month
$676 / month
$604 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.2
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one. The 2015 Chrysler 300 adds more style, features, and efficiency to an already confident, capable large family sedan.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 27 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 36.9 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 36.9 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 59.2 60.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.0 63.8 65.5

Wheelbase (in)

111.7 120.2 112.9

Liftover Height (in)

NA - -

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)

11.5 x 0.5 12.6 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)

11.7 x 1.2 13.6 13.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.6 18.5 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

RA9 TDX NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55R17 P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

RA9 TDX NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/55R17 P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 100

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3756 4235 4249

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.6 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 730 650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 180 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4900 260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LUK ERB-1 998-1

Displacement

2.4L/145 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 6700 292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500

Engine Type

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

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 27 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 18 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 21 21

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 2.11 1.84

Trans Type

6 8 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.28 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.29 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 3.14 2.87

Trans Order Code

MHH DFL 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 3.07 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.67 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

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

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 1.00 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 4.71 4.48

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A - -

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

6.1 8.4 (Est) 8.4

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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