Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Buick Lacrosse
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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 Premium Automatic 39 46 $24,390 $25,995
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,715 $27,950
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $27,279 $29,650
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,808 $32,400
Camry L Automatic 29 41 $21,635 $23,645
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,098 $24,150
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $23,069 $25,350
Camry XLE Automatic 28 39 $26,026 $28,600
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,441 $34,550
Camry XSE Automatic 28 39 $26,527 $29,150
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $31,942 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$24,030
$25,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$25,700
$27,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$428 / month
$466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
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. The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 45.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 35.6 38
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 39.8 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 56 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 58.1 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 104.8 99.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 57.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 63.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 110.4 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 63.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 191.1 192.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 15.9 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.2 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 - 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA 010B
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE NA 010B
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 3362 3472
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 NA Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 185 @ 6000 208 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 178 @ 4000 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LGX NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34 53
Transmission
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 - 3.38 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.64 -
Trans Order Code
M3G NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.88 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.21 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80 -
Trans Type
9 6 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.3 3.4
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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