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2014 Buick LaCrosse has a few more options than Avalon

Companies mentioned in this article: Cavender Buick GMC West

SAN ANTONIO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the emerging classes of vehicles among American car-buyers is the entry-level luxury class. Looking at this segment of the automotive industry reveals several options for customers looking for a little extra performance and comfort. Comparing two of the leaders fighting for the top spot, the 2014 Buick LaCrosse vs. the 2014 Toyota Avalon reveals what is really possible for this still new class of vehicle. Customers will be able to fine several different examples of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse available for sale at Cavender Buick GMC West. One thing is assured; this will be one of the closest comparisons ever done by the Cavender Buick GMC West internet research team.

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Starting from a performance perspective, the 2014 Buick LaCrosse jumps out to an early lead over the 2014 Toyota Avalon. The 2014 LaCrosse is powered by a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that is capable of making 303 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 Avalon, on the other hand, sports a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is rated for a maximum power output of 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. While this is the only engine option for the 2014 Avalon, the engineers at Buick have offered another option for the LaCrosse.

Base versions of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse are powered by 2.4-liter engine that also has an 11-kilowatt electric motor attached to the powertrain. The point of the electric motor is to supplement power to gasoline-powered engine to help conserve fuel. When the two are working together the 2014 Buick LaCrosse had a peak power output of 182 horsepower. Moreover, this mild-hybrid set up is able to extend the Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 LaCrosse to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway; a nearly class-leading score.

The entire Cavender Buick GMC West inventory can be viewed at www.cavenderbuickgmcwest.com. The showroom is located at 7400 West, 1604 North San Antonio, TX 78254. Anyone who would like to take a closer look at the 2014 Buick LaCrosse can schedule a test drive today by calling 210-819-4444.

Media Contact: Roland Perez, Cavender Buick GMC West, 210-819-4444, rperez@cavenderauto.com

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