Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Dodge Charger

2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Dodge Charger
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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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Daytona 392 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger Daytona 392 RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger Daytona RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger GT AWD 18 27 $32,156 $32,995
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger R/T Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
Charger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $63,925 $66,295
Charger SXT Plus RWD 19 30 $29,818 $30,495
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $28,561 $28,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$38,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. The 2018 Dodge Charger has aged remarkably well–and if it’s four-door muscle you need, few sedans deliver its performance thrill.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 104.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 75
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 200.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 16.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 15.4
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 13.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
Steering
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 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P275/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE TW8
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P275/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RLE TW8
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 4400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 X 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 220
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 475 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LGX ESG
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 6.4 L/392
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 485 @ 6100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.10
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.53
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.13
Trans Order Code
M3G DFK
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Dodge Charger
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Short And Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.8
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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