Compare 2016 Buick Lacrosse vs 2016 Chevrolet Impala vs 2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Buick Lacrosse
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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
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $36,406 $40,450
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $33,346 $37,050
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 30 $29,385 $32,650
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Plus 21 30 $30,960 $34,400
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 30 $32,266 $35,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,457
$26,146
$36,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,810
$27,095
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$564 / month
$452 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
8.2
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. The 2016 Toyota Avalon gets some minor fillips as it vies again for our top rating among large sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 39.80 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.90 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.10 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.90 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 105 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.40 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.90 57
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.80 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.90 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.00 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.20 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 201.30 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.90 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.00 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 111.70 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 18.8 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.2 11.7
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 12.4 x 0.9 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 17
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18 P225/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3895 - TBD - 3583
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 800 575
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 100
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5300 186 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LFX LCV NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.5L/150 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 196 @ 6300 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91 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)
2.88 2.94 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
M7W MHG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.23 3.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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