When we compare the 2019 Buick LaCrosse's and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Buick LaCrosse's and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a better car than the 2019 Buick LaCrosse.
2019 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $18,962 to $33,904 while a used 2019 Chevrolet Impala is priced between $15,994 to $27,465.
2019 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse loses 54.4 percent of its value and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala loses 51.7 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Chevrolet Impala retains 2.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Buick LaCrosse.
2019 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Impala's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Buick LaCrosse being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Chevrolet Impala being ranked 3 out of 8 Best Large Cars.
2019 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Chevrolet Impala the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Chevrolet Impala a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Buick LaCrosse.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala base engine makes 197 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The Impala is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 537 miles. This gives the 2019 Buick LaCrosse the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Chevrolet Impala. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are large cars, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Buick LaCrosse and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.