Compare 2017 Buick Lacrosse vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Buick Lacrosse
2017 Nissan Maxima
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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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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $37,652 $40,340
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $30,447 $32,610
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $34,772 $37,250
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $35,500 $38,030
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $32,293 $34,590

Pricing

Invoice Price

$37,118
$37,652

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,665
$40,340

Monthly Payment Estimate

$644 / month
$672 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.3

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 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

55.1 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 56.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

100.0 96.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 35.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.0 45

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 54.2

Second Leg Room (in)

38.0 34.2

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.9 62.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

197.5 192.8

Height, Overall (in)

57.5 56.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.1 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

114.4 109.3

Liftover Height (in)

NA -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.5 73.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.0 14.3

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 18

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.0 -

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.75 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

R3X NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50R18 P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Compact

Front Tire Order Code

R3X NA

Spare Tire Order Code

QCL NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50R18 P245/45VR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- TBD - 3608

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.6 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

512 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

268 @ 5200 261 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

LGX NA

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

310 @ 6800 300 @ 6400

Engine Type

Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 -

Trans Type

8 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 1.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 -

Trans Order Code

MRC NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

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

7.1 7.1

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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