Compare 2017 Buick Lacrosse vs 2017 Chevrolet Impala vs 2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Buick Lacrosse
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2017 Chevrolet Impala
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2017 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan Essence FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 21 31 $37,118 $38,665
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $31,904 $32,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 21 31 $34,622 $36,065
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 20 29 $41,534 $43,265
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 21 31 $39,422 $41,065
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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 30 $26,400 $27,500
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/2FL 17 25 $36,168 $37,675
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $28,574 $29,765
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 17 25 $39,278 $40,915
Impala 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 19 28 $34,411 $35,845
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,340 $42,600
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,571 $37,300
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $34,876 $38,750
Avalon Limited 21 30 $36,991 $41,100
Avalon Touring 21 30 $33,931 $37,700
Avalon XLE 21 30 $29,971 $33,300
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,546 $35,050
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $32,852 $36,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,118
$26,400
$38,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,665
$27,500
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$644 / month
$458 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.5
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala hits the big-car target with handsome lines, composed handling, and on-point connectivity. The 2017 Toyota Avalon gives the full-size sedan a good name, with its exceptional space and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 39.80 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.90 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.10 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.90 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 105 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.40 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.90 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 45.80 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.90 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 73.00 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.20 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.5 201.30 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.90 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.00 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 111.70 111
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 18.8 14
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)
15.8 18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 38.8 40
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.73 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
R3X QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R3X QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL 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)
- TBD - - TBD - 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
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 - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 191 @ 4400 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LGX LCV NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.5L/150 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 197 @ 6300 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 40
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91 -
Trans Type
8 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MRC MHG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.23 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT w/OD
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
7.1 7.1 4.4
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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