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2015 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick LaCrosse offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Buick LaCrosse and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Buick LaCrosse, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Buick LaCrosse is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Buick LaCrosse takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick LaCrosse has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Buick LaCrosse has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick LaCrosse than that of the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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2015 Buick
LaCrosse

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

2014 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,805 - $41,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.43%
City MPG: 17 - 25 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 26 - 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,290 - $38,880 $32,224 - $37,486

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