2011 Chrysler
300 300C
vs. 2012 Buick
LaCrosse

2012 Buick LaCrosse

10.0

starting from

$34,930

Reasons to buy the Buick LaCrosse

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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Average number of gears
6
2011 Chrysler 300 300C

9.7

Runner-up

Chrysler 300 300C

starting from

$38,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 300 300C

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Entertainment system
Standard
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Navigation system
Standard
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More airbags
6
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Spacious front seats
55.6 ft3
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2012 Buick LaCrosse Winner: LaCrosse
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • The best price we've seen is $4,065 cheaper (more than 10% less), $34,930 vs $38,995
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Performance - vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Fairly powerful
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Overall 9.7 vs 10.0

Cost

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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MSRP $38,995 vs $34,930 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The LaCrosse 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 300 300C's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The LaCrosse 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 300 300C's is very short

Luxury Features

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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Horsepower 363 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.8 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The LaCrosse has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The 300 300C has a good number of airbags, but the LaCrosse is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Practicality

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 478 miles vs 494 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 16.3 ft3 vs 13.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3 The 300 300C has roomy front seats and the LaCrosse is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the LaCrosse , but the 300 300C's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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300 300C
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the 300 300C's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 300 300C; no amount of money can buy it on the LaCrosse

Road Tests

Chrysler
300 300C
2011 Chrysler 300 300C
2012 Buick LaCrosse Buick
LaCrosse
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0-60 mph 5.5 seconds vs 6.6 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 120 ft vs 114 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 14.0 s @ 101 mph vs 15.1 s @ 94 mph The 300 300C's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the LaCrosse 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.84 g vs 0.79 g The 300 300C has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average LaCrosse
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Top speed Unknown vs 133 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chrysler 300 300C 2011 Bentley Mulsanne 300 300C vs Mulsanne
2011 Chrysler 300 300C 2012 BMW 750Li 300 300C vs 750Li
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2012 Buick LaCrosse 2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 LaCrosse vs CTS 3.6
2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 Lincoln MKZ LaCrosse vs MKZ
2012 Buick LaCrosse 2011 Toyota Camry LaCrosse vs Camry
2012 Buick LaCrosse 2011 Kia Optima EX LaCrosse vs Optima EX

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