Comparison - Buick LaCrosse Essence 2018 - vs - Nissan Altima Edition ONE 2019

General

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Average Price: 
41,070
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
$
35,750
Updated: 
10 Dec 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.20gals
16.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Super Black
#010101
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#ae2515
Pearl White TriCoat
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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 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.

Pros
Better exterior looks
Quieter interior in most trims
Great active safety features
Good 8.0-inch touchscreen
Comfortable seats

Cons
SR trim levels get noisy tires
Some hard plastics to be found
Will sedan buyers opt for all-wheel drive?
Where’s the hybrid?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Nissan Altima ranked #4 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Nissan Altima has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Composed handling
Comfortable, roomy cabin
Available all-wheel drive and ProPilot Assist
Long list of standard technology features

Cons
Some low-grade cabin materials
Not as agile as some competitors

By: 
usnews.com

The Nissan Altima is one of those competent and capable family sedans that has nonetheless lived in the shadows of the big sellers from Honda and Toyota. Whether loaded with more standard features than the others or given brawny V6 power, the Altima could never quite outrun its also-ran status. The new 2019 Nissan Altima may change all that.

Pros
New engine promises both power and efficiency
Seats are among the most comfortable of any midsize sedan
Offers full suite of semi-automated driving features

Cons
All-wheel drive only available with less powerful engine
Nice, if bland, interior design

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
34.00mpg
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
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
248hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
37.40Feet
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
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
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.50in
192.90in
Width: 
73.50in
72.90in
Height: 
57.50in
56.90in
Wheel Base: 
114.40in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
38.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
43.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
58.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
36.70
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
15.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
15.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3840.00lbs
3436.00lbs

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
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
2 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 driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
4 -way power passenger seat
leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

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
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
Bose premium brand stereo system
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
9 total speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

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
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc
Solid Rear 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
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package
Sights And Sounds Package
Sun And Shade Package
Driver Confidence Package #1
Buick Interior Protection 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
Chrome Body Side Moldings
Impact Sensors
Body Color Body Side Moldings
Special Paint
Splash Guards
Trunk Organizer Tray
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
20 Color Interior Accent Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, leather
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Charcoal, leather
#bfbdbe