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4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir AWD 20 29 $45,281 $47,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Avenir FWD 20 30 $43,164 $44,870
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence AWD 20 29 $39,509 $41,070
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 25 35 $34,987 $36,370
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan FWD 25 35 $29,481 $29,570
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 25 35 $32,390 $33,670
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 20 29 $41,818 $43,470
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 25 35 $37,200 $38,670
LaCrosse 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring FWD 20 30 $37,873 $39,370
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $37,202 $39,160
Taurus Limited FWD 18 26 $35,445 $37,310
Taurus SE FWD 18 26 $26,410 $27,800
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $30,475 $32,080
Taurus SEL FWD 18 26 $28,718 $30,230
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,826 $42,975
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 43 43 $38,656 $42,950
Avalon Hybrid XLE 43 44 $32,986 $36,650
Avalon Hybrid XSE 43 43 $35,236 $39,150
Avalon Limited 22 31 $37,756 $41,950
Avalon Touring 22 31 $38,116 $42,350
Avalon XLE 22 32 $32,086 $35,650
Avalon XSE 22 31 $34,336 $38,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,281
$37,202
$38,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,070
$39,160
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$653 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
4.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is old-school luxury with a new-school hybrid battery bump. It's a quiet, comfortable sedan that doesn't make many mistakes. The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals. The 2019 Toyota Avalon takes a hard right into sporty territory to take on rivals from Nissan and Chrysler.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.60 56.9 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.9 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.80 56.3 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.00 38.1 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.40 39 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.10 55.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.70 57.9 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 102.2 102.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.20 37.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 60.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.10 65.5 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 112.9 113
Liftover Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.50 76.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 65.3 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
197.50 202.9 195.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.00 20.1 16.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 13.6 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 - 13.9 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 19 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 39.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RLE NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45VR19 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RLE NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45VR19 P235/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3840 4140 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 288 @ 6500 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 5200 254 @ 4000 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LGX 998-1 NA
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17 43
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24 43
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.88 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.87 -
Trans Order Code
M3G 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.39 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.74 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 4.48 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.84 -
Trans Type
9 6 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 9.2 4.1
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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