Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Ford Taurus

2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Ford Taurus
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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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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,903 $39,050
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $35,154 $37,200
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $26,167 $27,690
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $30,212 $31,970
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,464 $30,120
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,508 $42,865
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$36,903
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$39,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 39
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 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 Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA
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 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 650
Engine
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/- TBD - 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 288 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.88
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.87
Trans Order Code
M3G 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
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 9.3
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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