Nissan Altima vs. Buick LaCrosse

Brilliant Silver
VS
White Frost Tricoat

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,678 - $19,769
$19,317 - $22,390

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
179 hp
194 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.5L 4

Interior Features

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
114.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
191.9 in.
197.5 in.

Width

Width
72 in.
73.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3212 .lbs
3490 - 3598 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
179 hp
194 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.
187 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 19 mpg
13 - 18 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
35 mpg

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima
Buick LaCrosse

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Midsize Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
101.9 ft³.
102.0 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3212 lbs.
3490 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Gas I4

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.5L/

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38
4.584

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.74
2.940

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83
2.64

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
512

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6
6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Not Available

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16
P235/50R18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16
P235/50R18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 in.
18 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 in.
18 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

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

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

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
11.7 in.
11.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
15.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
38.40 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
42.00 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.4 in.
57.70 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54 in.
54.80 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.20 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.1 in.
38.00 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in.
56.60 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
52.1 in.
55.10 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
114.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.9 in.
197.50 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.8 in.
57.50 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.4 in.
62.90 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in.
63.10 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³.
14.3 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Altima
LaCrosse

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