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2019 Buick LaCrosse Avenir AWD
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2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,329
3 listings nationwide

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2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,865
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

In 2017, Buick unveiled its third generation LaCrosse, which introduced a new styling direction for the brand. Therefore, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse receives only minimal updates as it en...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Rob Feeman Review:

For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably pric...

The Good: Saturn emphasizes the Aura sedan's fuel efficiency for 2009, and for t...

The Bad: Some knock the '09 Saturn Aura's fit and finish, especially in the int...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
5
GuruT2CP7 writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier FWD better.
"Well it’s the body style is just my style I can’t explain it "
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier FWD better.
"I know the one that I actually got to try out the seat were so soft. I fell in Love with it."
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
GuruLX9WY writes:
A less known car that almost saved the Saturn division. Some possible common positives from GMs popular Malibu...
Power Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Its a little smaller and lighter and the 4 cly is adequate with the right transmission and the 6 can be close to Avalon power with a lighter car for it to accelerate."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Personal preference - size and shape. A few Avalon s came with a 3 passenger old school bench. Most Avalons have normal 2 front buckets, more often leather with many power adjustments though certain Auras have that too and ones without it are pretty good and comfortable for a normal size driver."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Avalon has a huge backseat and trunk though an Auru is an ok average size in both those for most drivers."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"I am a little bit less of a risk taker and all things otherwise equal ( previous owners maintanance) most Models and Years Toyotas are the lowest risk of any cars for long term reliability and low ownership lifetime costs."

Specs

2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
310 hp @ 6,800 RPM
164 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
268 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
159 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.4:1
Displacement
3,600 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.74 in x 3.37 in
3.4 in x 3.8 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 38 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 197.5 in 190.9 in
Width 73.5 in 70.3 in
Height 57.5 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 114.4 in 112.3 in

Available Options

2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Carrageen Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • PEPPERDUST Metallic
  • Pewter Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Dynamic Drive Package
  • Driver Confidence Package II
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid

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