Compare 2016 Buick Lacrosse vs 2016 Chevrolet Impala

2016 Buick Lacrosse
2016 Chevrolet Impala
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4-Door Sedan Base FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Base FWD 18 28 $32,457 $33,810
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,909 $31,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather AWD 17 26 $37,348 $38,905
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Leather FWD 18 28 $34,464 $35,900
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 17 26 $39,048 $40,675
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 18 28 $36,672 $38,200
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 18 28 $38,539 $40,145
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring FWD 18 28 $32,702 $34,065
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 31 $26,146 $27,095
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/2FL 17 25 $36,255 $37,570
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 31 $28,134 $29,460
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 19 29 $29,065 $30,435
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 17 25 $38,973 $40,810
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 31 N/A N/A
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 19 29 $33,585 $35,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,457
$26,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,810
$27,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$564 / month
$452 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions. The 2016 Chevrolet Impala scores big wins in styling, handling, connectivity, and safety.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.90
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 39.80
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.90
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.10
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.90
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 105
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 111.70
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 201.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 18.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.73
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 T125/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QGK QGK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK QGK
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3895 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 196 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5300 186 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LFX LCV
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
M7W MHG
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chevrolet Impala
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.1
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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