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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $28,963 $30,170
4-Door Sedan FWD Convenience 25 36 $29,990 $31,240
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $31,396 $32,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 25 36 $32,112 $33,450
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $33,470 $34,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 16 26 $33,475 $34,870
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 16 26 $34,190 $35,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 3 17 27 $34,833 $36,285
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 2 16 26 $35,558 $37,040
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,267 $38,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,721
$28,963
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$30,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 15.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 38.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3165 3829
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LUK
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 combined 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MHH
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Liftback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Plug-In Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
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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