Buick LaCrosse vs. Nissan Maxima

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$29,565
$33,420

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.69 / 5
13 Reviews
4.81 / 5
48 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 - 15 cu. ft.
14.3 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R18
P245/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
192.8 in.

Length

Length
197.5 in.
73.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3490 - 3598 lbs.
3478 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
187 ft. lbs.
261 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
V6 Cylinder

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 30 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
21 - 25 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 35 mpg
30 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse
Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.0 ft³.
98.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3490 lbs.
3478 lbs.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
25 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 mpg.
30 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
Premium Unleaded V-6

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
3.5 L/213

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Sequential MPI

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
1

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
CVT w/OD

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LHN
2.41 - 0.38

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas I4
1.77

Displacement

Displacement
2.5L/
5.25

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
550

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNH
7.0

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
150

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Strut

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584
Multi-Link

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964
Strut

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912
Multi-Link

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446
P245/45VR18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
P245/45VR18

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746
Compact

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940
18 X 8.5 in.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
18 X 8.5 in.

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512
Compact in.

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Aluminum

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts.
Aluminum

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Steel

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Rack-Pinion

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R3X
4-Wheel Disc

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R3X
4-Wheel

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/50R18
Yes

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18
Yes

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 in.
12.1 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
18 gal.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
39.4 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr
45 in.

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2
56.7 in.

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75
54.2 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.0 ft.
36.7 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
34.2 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
55.7 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
53.5 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
109.3 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in.
192.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in.
73.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
56.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.40 in.
62.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.00 in.
62.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.70 in.
5.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.80 in.
14.3 ft³.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.20 in.
Maxima

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.00 in.
Intermediate

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.60 in.
Sedan

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.10 in.
3.5

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
DOHC

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
197.50 in.
aluminum

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.50 in.
6

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.50 in.
4