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

2018 Buick Lacrosse
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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
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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 Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.00 15.9 15.1

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 18.5 13

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.2 - -

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 - -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

RLE NA 010B

Front Tire Size

P245/45R19 P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16

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

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 3472

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 NA Compact

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

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 163 @ 3600

Engine Order Code

LGX NA NA

Displacement

3.6L/- TBD - 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 34 53

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 24 51

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 28 52

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.80 -

Trans Type

9 6 1

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick LaCrosse Kia Optima Toyota Camry

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA - -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 6.3 3.4

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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