When comparing the Buick LaCrosse's and the Acura TLX's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Acura TLX's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse is a better car than the Acura TLX.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Acura TLX Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $18,962 to $33,904 while a used 2019 Acura TLX is priced between $21,500 to $33,797.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Acura TLX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Buick LaCrosse loses 54.4 percent of its value and the Acura TLX loses 51.1 percent of its value. This means the Acura TLX retains 3.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Acura TLX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Acura TLX'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 Acura TLX being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Acura TLX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Acura TLX the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Buick LaCrosse a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Acura TLX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Acura TLX base engine makes 206 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 568 miles.This gives the Buick LaCrosse the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Acura TLX the advantage in maximum range. The LaCrosse uses regular unleaded, and the TLX uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Buick LaCrosse, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Acura TLX, a midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Buick LaCrosse and Acura TLX are comparable in regards to cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Buick LaCrosse and the Acura TLX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.