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2015 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick LaCrosse than the Lexus IS 250. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick LaCrosse.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick LaCrosse as you will with the Lexus IS 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Buick LaCrosse is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick LaCrosse and the Lexus IS 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick LaCrosse is much wider than the Lexus IS 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Buick LaCrosse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 250.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Buick LaCrosse does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick LaCrosse has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick LaCrosse and the Lexus IS 250. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Buick LaCrosse as you will in the Lexus IS 250.

Warranty
The Buick LaCrosse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250.

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2015 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $33,635 - $40,500

2014 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,100 - $38,635
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City MPG: 17 - 25 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 36 27 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,290 - $38,880 $33,573 - $35,930

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