Compare 2017 Buick Lacrosse vs 2017 Ford Taurus vs 2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Buick Lacrosse
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2017 Ford Taurus
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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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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
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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
$36,576
$38,340

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,665
$38,705
$42,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$644 / month
$645 / month
$710 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
5.2
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 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. 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 17 mpg 40 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 24 mpg 39 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

55.1 55.8 54.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.9 58.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

100.0 102.2 102.3

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 37.8 37.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 56.9 57

Front Leg Room (in)

42.0 41.9 42.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 56.3 55.1

Second Leg Room (in)

38.0 38.1 39.2

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 39 37.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.9 65.3 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.1 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

197.5 202.9 195.3

Height, Overall (in)

57.5 60.7 57.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.1 65.5 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

114.4 112.9 111

Liftover Height (in)

NA - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.5 76.2 72.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.0 20.1 14

Brakes

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 13.6 11.1

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 13.9 11.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 19 17

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.0 39.5 40

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.75 - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

R3X NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50R18 P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

R3X NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

QCL NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50R18 P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17

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)

- TBD - 4140 3682

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 19 X 8 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 19 X 8 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.6 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

512 650 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 - -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

268 @ 5200 254 @ 4000 156 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LGX 998-1 NA

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

310 @ 6800 288 @ 6500 200 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 24 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 17 40

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 19 40

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84 -

Trans Type

8 6 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All 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 2.88 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.87 -

Trans Order Code

MRC 44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.39 3.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.74 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.48 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA - -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 9.3 4.4

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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