In comparing the Buick LaCrosse's and the Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. The Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion is a better car than the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Fusion Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $19,927 to $34,428 while a used 2019 Ford Fusion is priced between $14,998 to $24,476.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Fusion 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 Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value. This means the Ford Fusion retains 4.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Fusion Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Ford Fusion's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Buick LaCrosse being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Fusion Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Ford Fusion the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Ford Fusion a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Buick LaCrosse.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Ford Fusion base engine makes 175 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the Buick LaCrosse the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Fusion. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Fusion, a midsize car, 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 Buick LaCrosse and the Ford Fusion have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.