Compare 2015 Buick Lacrosse vs 2015 Toyota Avalon

2015 Buick Lacrosse
2015 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 $32,289 $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 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,983 $39,980
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $29,057 $32,285
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,726 $34,140
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $32,473 $36,080
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring SE 21 31 $33,453 $37,170
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,530 $41,700
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $32,823 $36,470
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $34,019 $37,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,289
$35,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,635
$39,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$561 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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 Toyota Avalon is no longer just for retirees, although they'll appreciate the attractive design, available fuel-sipping Hybrid, and rejuvenated driving dynamics as much as anyone.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 111
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 16
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)
11.5 x 0.5 11.1
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)
11.7 x 1.2 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17
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
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3756 3583
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
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)
438 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
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
6.1 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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
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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