Chrysler 300 vs. Buick LaCrosse

Comparing the Chrysler 300 and the Buick LaCrosse

Perennially a popular car category, entry level luxury mid-sized sedan buyers have many brands to choose from; Car comparisons are a vital component�when deciding which type of car, and in this segment, two viable candidates are the Chrysler 300 and the Buick LaCrosse. Here's an inside look at both cars.

Buick LaCrosse

The oldest active car manufacturer in the U.S., Buick started in 1899, and within 10 years had been absorbed by General Motors. The line has always marketed its cars as 'entry level luxury', filling a niche between GM's Chevrolet and Cadillac Brands. Marketing has traditionally been targeted at mature buyers. The LaCrosse debuted as a mid-size sedan for the 2005 model year, replacing the Century and Regal models.

The 304 HP V6, five passenger car�is relatively fuel efficient for its size, with an EPA estimate of 29 mpg combined.

Buick's idea of "entry level luxury" is very basic, with trim packages required to have the premium accessories and technology most drivers require. The "Leather",�"Premium" and "Premium II" packages combine numerous perks not offered on the base LaCrosse including heated power seats, rear parking assist, outside heated mirrors, rear view camera, and Buick Intellilink Bose�premium audio with navigation.

17" aluminum wheels�and articulating HID headlights highlight the exterior.

Chrysler 300

Now in its second generation, American buyers were first introduced to the Chrysler 300 during the 2005 model year.

The 300 is available in five different trims, including two posh John Varvatos designer editions.�

Available AWD assures driver confidence in most any driving conditions for the four door, five passenger sedan, powered by a 3.6 L V6 with 292 horsepower. A Hemi V8 is an available upgrade. Fuel economy for the base model is rated by the EPA at 31 mpg.

A number of customization features are available for the seating, which is leather trimmed with heating. 60/40 split rear seats can increase cargo ability.

Stay connected with Chrysler's UConnect technology with an 8.4 inch touch screen that lets you conduct hands-free calling, access your personal digital music library, listen to streaming media, get turn by turn routing instructions when you need them. Add SiriusXM Travel Link for real time traffic and weather. Buick's exclusive Beats Audio, designed by Dr Dre adds a new level of audio performance available to LaCrosse buyers.

Conclusion

In a heads-up comparison, the Chrysler 300 takes this match up, for providing many more standard features and value at a price less than the base LaCrosse. Additional appeal for the 300 comes from the availability of Chrysler's established Hemi V8 power plant and AWD.

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