Compare 2018 Buick Lacrosse vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Nissan Maxima
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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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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,187
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 45
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 96.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 192.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.1
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 - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P245/45VR18
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 3608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LGX NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Order Code
M3G NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
9 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Nissan Maxima
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.0
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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