Comparison - Buick LaCrosse Essence 2018 - vs - Ford Taurus Limited 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
41,070
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
39,050
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.20gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Shadow Black
#313131
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
White Gold
#CABB85
Blue
#406A9A

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 Ford Taurus ranked #9 in Large Cars. Currently the Ford Taurus has a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 58 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
Large trunk
User-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system

Cons
Dated cabin materials
Cramped interior
Cumbersome handling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.

Pros
Soft ride
Comfortable front seats
Good infotainment system option
Big discounts available

Cons
Rear seat is surprisingly small
Subpar visibility
Bland styling inside and out
Mediocre fuel economy
Dated feel overall

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
288hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
39.50Feet
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls
Audio and cruise 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
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.50in
203.00in
Width: 
73.50in
76.20in
Height: 
57.50in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
39.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
56.30in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
44.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
57.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
55.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
20.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
20.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3840.00lbs
4175.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

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
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

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
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
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
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
19 In
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
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
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 Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package
Sights And Sounds Package
Sun And Shade Package
Driver Confidence Package #1
Buick Interior Protection Package
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
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
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
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
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer