Start your search for a Buick sedan, and you will likely find yourself wondering what separates the Buick Lacrosse from the Buick Regal. These two models are similar in many respects as they are both high-quality Buick models with the same warranty. Other than this, however, there are plenty of differences, making it clear that each sedan appeals to a slightly different crowd.
Pricing and Size
Even at a glance, it becomes clear that the Buick Lacrosse costs more than the Buick Regal. For the 2015 model year, there was a starting price difference of about $4,000. Both models are considered midsize sedans, so this may be a surprise at first. Compare the dimensions, however, and it becomes clear why the Lacrosse is more expensive. It has more front shoulder room and second-row legroom, hip room, headroom, and shoulder room. Even the overall passenger volume in the Lacrosse is larger.
Engines and Efficiency
To further justify the price difference between the two models, the Lacrosse is the ideal choice for those who want a more powerful engine. The Buick Lacrosse comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that generate 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet. The Buick Regal has a smaller 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with a still respectable 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet. While the Lacrosse is ideal for those who prefer power, the Regal appeals to those who value efficiency with 19 mpg city/31 highway/23* combined compared to the Lacrosse’s 18/28/21 mpg*.
Overall, the Buick Lacrosse will appeal to Milton, Florida, drivers who want a more spacious and powerful model. The Buick Regal is perfect for those who want some Buick luxuries at a more affordable price and prefer to maximize fuel economy. If you are still having problems choosing between the two sedans, talk to the staff at McKenzie Motors. They will listen to your requirements and make an informed recommendation.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.