2017 Buick Lacrosse vs. Its Competition

2017 Buick LaCrosse
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

While the outgoing Buick LaCrosse didn't make much sense up against the Chevrolet Impala, this latest model moves to a new platform that rides and handles much better.

It may lack the interior refinement of the Lexus ES 350, but the LaCrosse is quite a bit cheaper and, frankly, is a little more polished to drive.

The Nissan Maxima also comes up short inside but offers a personality of its own, and the Toyota Avalon remains a fierce competitor in terms of both value and style.

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Quick Specs
7.2
An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list.
6.5
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala hits the big-car target with handsome lines, composed handling, and on-point connectivity.
7.5
If it's cosseting luxury and a roomy interior you're after, the Lexus ES may be the car for you.
7.3
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
7.8
The 2017 Toyota Avalon gives the full-size sedan a good name, with its exceptional space and style.
MSRP From    
$32,065$27,500$38,900$32,610$33,300
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LSES 350 FWDS 3.5L *Ltd Avail*XLE (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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