2016 Buick Lacrosse vs. Its Competition

2015 Buick LaCrosse
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse is in a double gray area between mid-size and full-size as well as between mainstream sedan and luxury car which puts it in competition with a wide range of rivals.

The 2016 Acura TLX makes for an interesting alternative choice.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis has maintained its edge in pricing and value while delving deeper into the luxury class.

The LaCrosse's close relative, the Chevy Impala, lacks some of the Buick's luxury touches, but does offer a four-cylinder for budget shoppers.

The Nissan Maxima is certainly more appealing to car shoppers looking for a sportier driving experience.

The 2016 Lexus ES 350 is the brand's best looking offering, and offers both gas-only and a full hybrid version that gets 40 mpg city, 39 highway.

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Quick Specs
7.8
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions.
8.2
The 2016 Acura TLX is light on luxury feel, but it has great interior space, lots of technology, and in its base version, supremely enjoyable performance and handling.
8.0
The 2016 Chevrolet Impala scores big wins in styling, handling, connectivity, and safety.
8.8
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis is a legitimate heavyweight contender, with excellent safety and features and good road manners in V-6 form.
8.6
The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
MSRP From    
$31,065$31,695$27,095$38,750$32,510
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L RWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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