Comparison - Buick LaCrosse Essence 2018 - vs - Audi A4 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
41,070
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
50,000
Updated: 
06 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.20gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant black
#101010
Florett silver
#BEBFC4
Glacier white
#E8E8E6
Gotland Green
#445447
Ibis white
#E1E0DC
Manhattan Gray
#3D4343
Matador red
#5E0711
Monsoon gray
#7D7E82
Moonlight Blue
#2C3447

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse ranked #4 in Large Cars. Currently the Buick LaCrosse has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Great gas mileage
Refined and spacious interior
Cushioned ride

Cons
Smaller-than-average trunk

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out
Good infotainment system
Silent cruiser
New mild-hybrid is relatively thrifty

Cons
Advanced safety tech is pricey
Odd trim level walk
Not as roomy inside as its size would suggest
Expensive when fully loaded

By: 
thecarconnection.com

A new base engine debuts for 2018. Dubbed eAssist, it features a small electric motor and battery in addition to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The result is exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan. The V6 engine also gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel-drive availability is extended to the Essence trim level.

PROS
Comfortable and composed ride on rough roads
Quiet and genuinely luxurious interior
Surprisingly adept handling with Dynamic Drive package
Good fuel economy

CONS
Questionable price jump from base trim level to Preferred
Low-mounted seats front and back may limit comfort

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi A4 ranked #5 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A4 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Dynamic road manners
Sophisticated, serene cabin
Responsive, feature-rich infotainment system
Extensive standard and available tech/safety features

Cons
Some rivals have more-powerful high-performance editions
Steering is somewhat numb

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A4 and Allroad are sophisticated luxury cars with few glaring faults—and lots of commendable features, particularly the high-tech Virtual Cockpit.

Pros
Terrific powertrain
Comfortable interior
Dazzling high-tech features
Versatile Allroad wagon
Great safety features

Cons
Styling a little derivative
Price skyrockets with options
Allroad coulda, shoulda been a regular wagon
Some rivals sharper to drive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

A new Black Optic Plus package is available, which includes 18-inch wheels, red brake calipers and interior stitching, gloss black interior and exterior body pieces, as well as a flat-bottom steering wheel. Audi has also added more of the A4's features as standard equipment this year.

PROS
Cabin looks cool and is impeccably constructed
Cutting-edge and easy-to-use safety and technology features
Backseat is spacious enough for adults
Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration

CONS
Lack of feedback from steering limits driver involvement
Some initial hesitation from transmission when accelerating

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
252hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.50in
186.10in
Width: 
73.50in
72.50in
Height: 
57.50in
56.20in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
41.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
37.40
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3840.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
19 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
755 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Adaptive Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package
Sights And Sounds Package
Sun And Shade Package
Driver Confidence Package #1
Buick Interior Protection Package
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Black Optic Plus 19" Wheel Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Sport Package
Black Optic Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Body Color Grille
Body-Color Sport Appearance - Fender Air Vents
Custom Molded Splash Guards
Flushmount Rear Spoiler
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
19" Wheel Package
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
245/40R18 Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Black Front And Rear All-Weather Floor Mats
Front And Rear All Weather Floor Liners
Front All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Tray
All-Weather Protection Package
Black Cargo Mat
Sport Pedals
Ventilated Front Seats
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps