2018 Buick LaCrosse vs 2018 Lexus ES
AwardsBuick has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 LaCrosse has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1
FeaturesWhile they're not as popular in more mild areas, in frigid climates many drivers find heated seats, a standard feature on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse2, quite necessary. If you want heated seats on the 2018 Lexus ES3, though, you'll have to pay extra for them.
Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse2, the answer is yes. On the 2018 Lexus ES, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2018 Buick LaCrosse4, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2018 Lexus ES3.
Getting where you're going has never been easier, with turn-by-turn directions and other features of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse's2 standard on-board navigation system. If you want the convenience and peace of mind of an on-board nav system in the 2018 Lexus ES3, you'll have to pay extra for it.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse2. Want it on the 2018 Lexus ES3? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse2, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2018 Lexus ES3, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus ESstandard2HEATED FRONT SEATSoptional3standard2HID HEADLIGHTS-standard4LEATHER SEATINGoptional3standard2NAVIGATION SYSTEMoptional3standard2PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEMoptional3standard2REAR PARKING AIDoptional3
PerformanceStopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2018 Buick LaCrosse5, with 21 more horses in braking power per ton than 2018 Lexus ES3, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Buick LaCrosse2, boasting 42 more horses and 22 more horses per ton than the 2018 Lexus ES3.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse's2 increased torque - 2682 lb.-ft. vs. 2483 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus ES1395BRAKING POWER PER TON11833102HORSEPOWER26831725HORSEPOWER PER TON15032682TORQUE2483
SafetyThe 2018 Buick LaCrosse's6 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the ES? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2018 Lexus ES3, so it will cost you.
According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse's5 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Lexus ES3.7
NHTSA testing proves the 2018 Buick LaCrosse's5 stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2018 Lexus ES3.8
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus ESstandard6BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEMoptional355OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING4355ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING43
TechnicalThe 2018 Buick LaCrosse's2 optional all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus EShas2ALL DRIVEN WHEELS-
UsabilityTired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse6 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2018 Lexus ES3, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse's6 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus ES386FRONT HEAD ROOM373386FRONT LEG ROOM3731146WHEELBASE1113
PricingIn the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2018 Buick LaCrosse's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2018 Lexus ES3.
2018 Buick LaCrosseFoo2018 Lexus ES66ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE43
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.
2 - 2018 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sdn Avenir AWD
3 - 2018 Lexus ES ES 350 FWD
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5 - 2018 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sdn FWD
6 - 2018 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sdn Avenir FWD
7 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.
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