Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Lexus ES vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Buick Lacrosse
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2018 Lexus ES
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2018 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 25 35 $29,417 $29,565
4-Door Sedan FWD Preferred 25 35 $32,323 $33,670
4-Door Sedan FWD Essence 25 35 $34,915 $36,370
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 25 35 $37,123 $38,670
4-Door Sedan AWD Essence 20 29 $39,427 $41,070
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 20 29 $41,731 $43,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Avenir 21 30 $43,075 $44,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Avenir 20 29 $45,187 $47,070
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FWD ES 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD ES 350 21 30 $36,485 $38,950
FWD ES 300h 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
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XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XLE 21 30 $30,151 $33,500
XLE Plus 21 30 $31,726 $35,250
XLE Premium 21 30 $33,032 $36,700
Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,751 $37,500
Touring 21 30 $34,111 $37,900
Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $35,056 $38,950
Limited 21 30 $37,171 $41,300
Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,520 $42,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,417
$36,485
$30,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,565
$38,950
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$493 / month
$649 / month
$558 / 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. If you’re after a smooth, quiet, roomy, comforting luxury sedan that’s still good value, the 2018 Lexus ES may be one of the better choices. The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a spacious full-size sedan that prioritizes comfort and safety above keeping up with the Joneses.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 37.5 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 53.8 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 57.6 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 100.1 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.5 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 55 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.9 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 40 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 62.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 193.3 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 57.1 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 62 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 111 111
Liftover Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 71.7 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.2 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.6 11.7
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.2 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R3X NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P215/55VR17 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R3X NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P215/55VR17 P215/55VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3490 3571 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - 575
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 @ 4400 248 @ 4700 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LHN NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 3.5 L/211 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
194 @ 6300 268 @ 6200 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.61 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 3.30 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.42 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940 4.15 4.15
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 1.90 1.90
Trans Order Code
MNH NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.46 3.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Lexus ES Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.4 7.4
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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