Compare 2017 Buick Lacrosse vs 2017 Ford Taurus

2017 Buick Lacrosse
2017 Ford Taurus
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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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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,576 $38,705
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $34,829 $36,855
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $25,840 $27,345
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $29,886 $31,625
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,137 $29,775
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,182 $42,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,118
$36,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,665
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$644 / month
$645 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
5.2
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 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
197.5 202.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 13.6
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 13.9
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)
15.8 19
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)
38.0 39.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R3X NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R3X NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45VR19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LGX 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MRC 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Ford Taurus
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
7.1 9.3
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
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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