Comparison - Buick LaCrosse Essence 2018 - vs - Lexus IS 300 2018

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
41,070
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
40,660
Updated: 
09 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
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.20gals
17.40gals

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

For 2018, the Lexus IS 300 gains a four-cylinder and rear-wheel-drive version in its lineup. In actuality, though, this is just last year's IS 200t renamed. The all-wheel-drive version still has a V6 engine, and it gets a 5-horsepower boost (to 260 hp).

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
V6 power compares to smaller turbo engines, but isn't as efficient
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus IS ranked #11 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Quick acceleration
Cushioned ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Undersized trunk
Frustrating infotainment system controller

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
35.40Feet
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
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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.50in
184.30in
Width: 
73.50in
71.30in
Height: 
57.50in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
10.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3840.00lbs
3737.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

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
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver 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
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
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
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
17 X 7.5
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
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

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
yes
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
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package
Sights And Sounds Package
Sun And Shade Package
Driver Confidence Package #1
Buick Interior Protection Package
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
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
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
18" Aluminum Alloy Wheels W/Summer Tires
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
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
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves