Buick LaCrosse vs. Subaru Legacy

White Frost Tricoat
VS
Crystal Black Silica

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,178 - $22,467
$18,669 - $22,754

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.68 / 5
44 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
175 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
108.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
197.5 in.
188.8 in.

Width

Width
73.5 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3490 - 3598 .lbs
3514 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
187 ft. lbs.
174 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 18 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
34 mpg

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse
Subaru Legacy

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.0 ft³.
104.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3490 lbs.
3514 lbs.

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
6.0

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
34 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Not Available

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Not Available

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LHN
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas I4
Regular Unleaded H-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.5L/
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNH
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584
3.58 - 0.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
3.90

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512
490

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
110

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts.
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R3X
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R3X
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/50R18
P225/55VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18
P225/55VR17

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 in.
17 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 in.
17 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2
Not Available

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75
Not Available

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.0 ft.
36.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
18.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.40 in.
40 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.00 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.70 in.
58.1 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.80 in.
55.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.20 in.
37 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.00 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.60 in.
57.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.10 in.
55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
108.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
197.50 in.
188.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.50 in.
72.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.50 in.
59 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.90 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.10 in.
62.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³.
15 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
LaCrosse
Legacy

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4