2017 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Comparison Review

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 Subaru WRX STI. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick LaCrosse.

With the Buick LaCrosse you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Buick LaCrosse or the Subaru WRX STI, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick LaCrosse is much higher than that for the Subaru WRX STI.

Since the Buick LaCrosse is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI.

With similar torque, the Buick LaCrosse and the Subaru WRX STI do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Buick LaCrosse has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Buick LaCrosse and the Subaru WRX STI.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick LaCrosse and the Subaru WRX STI. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Buick LaCrosse will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX STI.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick LaCrosse than that of the Subaru WRX STI.

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Compare the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and the 2016 Subaru WRX STI.

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2017 Buick

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MSRP*: $32,065 - $43,265

2016 Subaru

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995
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City MPG: 20 - 21 17
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 --
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $31,905 - $41,534 $32,820 - $37,750

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.