Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Chevrolet Impala vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Buick Lacrosse
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2018 Chevrolet Impala
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2018 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD 20 29 $45,187 $47,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir FWD 21 30 $43,075 $44,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence AWD 20 29 $39,427 $41,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 25 35 $34,915 $36,370
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 25 35 $29,417 $29,565
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 25 35 $32,323 $33,670
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 20 29 $41,731 $43,470
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 25 35 $37,123 $38,670
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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 $26,779 $27,895
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $29,203 $30,420
Impala 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 19 28 $35,155 $36,620
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,520 $42,800
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,751 $37,500
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $35,056 $38,950
Avalon Limited 21 30 $37,171 $41,300
Avalon Touring 21 30 $34,111 $37,900
Avalon XLE 21 30 $30,151 $33,500
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $33,032 $36,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$26,779
$38,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$27,895
$42,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$465 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala adds better base equipment this year for good value among full-sizers. The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a spacious full-size sedan that prioritizes comfort and safety above keeping up with the Joneses.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 39.80 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 39.90 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 54.10 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 57.90 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 105 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.40 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.90 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 45.80 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 54.90 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 73.00 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 62.20 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 201.30 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 58.90 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 62.00 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 111.70 111
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 18.8 14
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 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)
11.3 x - TBD - 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
P245/45R19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE 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)
3840 - TBD - 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 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/- TBD - 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)
23 25 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22 40
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.75 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.91 -
Trans Type
9 6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.94 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.96 -
Trans Order Code
M3G MHG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.23 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - 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
Multi-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
7.7 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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