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2013 Buick LaCrosse 2011 Toyota Avalon 2012 Toyota Avalon
     
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • AWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Touring
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $31,660 $33,195 $33,195
Invoice $30,394 $29,876 $29,876
Avg. Paid $22,083 $20,629 $22,190

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 9.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.8 8.7
Performance 8.2 8.6 8.4
Interior 8.2 8.5 8.4
Operating Cost 7.8 8.0 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.7
Reliability 4.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • eAssist model's great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Handsome, well-built cabin
  • Powerful engine with good fuel economy
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Near-luxury quality interior
  • High reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
  • Some controls are inconveniently placed
  • Sloppy handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.7 111.0 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 197.6 197.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.8 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 58.5 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3774 3572 3572

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.0 106.9 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.9 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 59.4 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.8 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.5 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.9 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 58.2 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 56.2 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.8 14.4 14.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Optional Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4/145 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 38.8 36.9 36.9

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-link Strut Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.