Comparison - Buick LaCrosse Essence 2018 - vs - BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
41,070
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
84,400
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.20gals
18.50gals

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

It may be difficult to put a label on the 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, but there's no question about the level of performance and luxury it brings to the table.The 640i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque) matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

PROS
Modern interior is trimmed with excellent materials
Distinctive styling for a sedan of this size
Smooth, effortless power from either engine
Lots of standard features

CONS
Backseat is more cramped than in similar coupe-styled sedans
Not as quick as some rivals, regardless of engine
More expensive than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

One of the ultimate grand-tourers, the BMW 6-Series stands ready to eat up miles, buyers' budgets, and premium unleaded.

Pros
Stunning Gran Coupe
Luxo-barge-lite
Huge range of options
Fantastic powertrains
Even the 640i feels special...

Cons
... as it should for $80,000-plus
Not really a corner carver
Low roofline compromises head room
Watch the price skyrocket

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 BMW 6-Series ranked #5 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the BMW 6-Series has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 45 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Several powerful engine choices
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Undersized rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
330ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
315hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
39.20Feet

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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls
Transmission, Cruise And 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.)
Extended Cabin Heating
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.50in
197.10in
Width: 
73.50in
74.60in
Height: 
57.50in
54.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
116.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
40.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
37.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.30in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
54.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3840.00lbs
4330.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
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
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

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
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
205 Watts Stereo Output
2 Subwoofer(S)
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
18 X 8.0 In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Integrated Headrests
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package
Sights And Sounds Package
Sun And Shade Package
Driver Confidence Package #1
Buick Interior Protection Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Black Accent Package
M Sport Package
Parking Assistance Package
Cold Weather Package
M Sport Edition
BMW Individual Composition
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
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
9" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" Multi-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels W/Mixed Run-Flat Tires
20" BMW Individual Forged Light Alloy Wheels W/Mixed 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
Active Front Seats
BMW Individual Wood Inlay Steering Wheel
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Power Rear Sunshade And Rear Side Window Shades
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Multi-Contour Seats
Instrument Panel W/Nappa Leather Finish
Ceramic Controls