Compare 2016 Buick Lacrosse vs 2016 Chrysler 300 vs 2016 Ford Taurus

2016 Buick Lacrosse
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2016 Chrysler 300
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2016 Ford Taurus
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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 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 18 27 $39,507 $41,055
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,352 $45,190
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum RWD 19 31 $41,027 $42,690
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 31 $37,182 $38,555
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 24 $34,417 $36,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 27 $32,669 $34,570
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 27 $25,723 $27,220
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 24 $29,768 $31,500
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 27 $28,020 $29,650
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 16 24 $38,164 $40,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,457
$39,507
$34,417
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,810
$41,055
$36,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$564 / month
$684 / month
$607 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions. Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power. The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 16.3 20.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 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)
12.6 x 1.2 13.6 13.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.9 39.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK TPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK TPR NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/55HR19 P255/45VR19
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3895 4235 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 292 @ 6350 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5300 260 @ 4800 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LFX ERB-1 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27 24
Transmission
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)
2.88 3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7W DFL 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.07 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.11 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chrysler 300 Ford Taurus
Suspension
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)
NA - -
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.4 9.3
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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