Compare 2016 Buick Lacrosse vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Buick Lacrosse
2016 Nissan Maxima
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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 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,457
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,810
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$564 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 96.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.1
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)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3895 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5300 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 300 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
M7W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.1
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
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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