Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Kia Optima
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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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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $24,030 $25,700
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $23,058 $24,400
Optima LX Automatic 25 36 $21,823 $22,600
Optima S Automatic 23 32 $22,750 $23,600
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $28,580 $30,600
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 46 $28,867 $30,990
Optima Hybrid Premium Automatic 39 46 $24,390 $25,995
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $32,921 $35,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$24,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$25,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$428 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 104.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 110.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 15.9
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.2
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 - 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
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
RLE NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P215/55VR17
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 3362
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LGX NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.64
Trans Order Code
M3G NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.3
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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