Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Kia Cadenza

2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Kia Cadenza
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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 Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cadenza Limited Sedan 20 28 $41,320 $44,690
Cadenza Premium Sedan 20 28 $30,408 $32,290
Cadenza Technology Sedan 20 28 $36,328 $39,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$41,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$44,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$745 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 107.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6
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 - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 37.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P245/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P245/40VR19
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)
3840 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 253 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LGX NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.86
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.90
Trans Order Code
M3G NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Kia Cadenza
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.6
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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