Hyundai Azera vs Buick Lacrosse

2016 Hyundai Azera Base vs 2016 Buick LaCrosse Base FWD

Quality & Value Analysis

MSRP of Buick LaCrosse is $33,810.  MSRP of Hyundai Azera is $34,100.  LaCrosse has an ALG Residual Value of 39% after 36 months and 27% after 60 months.  Azera has an ALG Residual Value of 46% after 36 months and 30% after 60 months.  LaCrosse has a fuel economy of 25mpg city / 36mpg highway.  Azera has a fuel economy of 20mpg city / 29mpg highway.  Buick is backed by a 48 month / 50,000 mile Basic Warranty and a 72 month / 70,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.  Hyundai is backed by a 60 month / 60,000 mile Basic Warranty and a 120 month / 100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.

Performance & Engineering

Hyundai Azera has a 3.3-Liter V6 engine.  Buick LaCrosse has a 2.4-Liter I4 engine.  Azera has 293 Horsepower @ 6,400rpm and 255 Torque @ 5,200rpm.  LaCrosse has 182 Horsepower @6,700rpm and 172 Torque @ 4,900rpm.  Both vehicles have a 18.5 gallon fuel capacity, and Front and Rear Disc Brakes.  LaCrosse has a turning diameter of 38.5 and Hill Start Assist.  Azera has a turning diameter of 36.5 and Variable Assisted Steering.

Safety & Security

Buick LaCrosse has a 5 star NHTSA rating for Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, and Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating.  LaCrosse has a 4 star NHTSA rating for Side Pole Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating.  Hyundai Azera has not been rated by NHTSA at this time. 

Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Azera have many safety features including Driver and Front Passenger Dual Stage Multiple Threshold Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor, Brake Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitor. 

Comfort & Convenience

Interior highlights of Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Azera include Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tailgate Power Lock/Unlock, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Cruise Control and Audio, Map Lights, Rearview Camera, Tilt Telescopic Adjustable Steering Column, Cargo Area Light, Driver's Illuminated Vanity Mirror, 2 Front Power Outlets, Rear Window Defroster, Delayed Power Retention, Multi-Function Remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  Azera also has Remote Trunk Release.  Seating highlights of both vehicles include Front Adjustable Seat Height, Front Bucket Seats, and Fold-down Rear Seat. 

Buick LaCrosse has an AM/FM Radio Seek Scan Speed Sensitive Volume, IntelliLink and 7 Speakers CD MP3 Player with SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Anti-Theft.  Hyundai Azera has an AM/FM Radio with 550-Watts Seek Scan Surround Sound and 14 Speakers CD MP3 Player with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Both vehicles have MP3 Player Jack and Auxiliary Input Audio Jack.  Storage highlights of both vehicles include Beverage Holders, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, and Seatback Storage.  Azera also has Overhead console Storage.

Exterior highlights of Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Azera include Remote Keyless Access System, Vehicle Theft Deterrent System, Folding Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Headlights.  Both vehicles have 18 Alloy Wheels with All-Season Tires.