2017 Buick Lacrosse vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima
The 2017 Buick Lacrosse and 2017 Nissan Maxima are quickly becoming two standout vehicles in their segment – they both offer great performance and affordable luxury. While both vehicles astound with their capabilities and creature comforts, one is better suited for Lloydminster drivers’ needs than the other. To assist you in your research, the team at Westridge Buick GMC has put together the following comparison, showcasing the parallels and differences between the Lacrosse and Maxima. Keep reading to see what sets these two full-size sedans apart!
Powertrains and Fuel Economy
When it comes to performance, the 2017 Nissan Maxima and 2017 Buick Lacrosse raise the bar in the full-size sedan class. The Maxima comes equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission and a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 300-hp and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. The Lacrosse, on the other hand, pushes capability a bit further with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine rated at 282 lb.-ft. of torque. With its standard powertrain and front-wheel, the Maxima earns a 10.9 L/100 km city/ 7.7 L/100 km highway rating. However, even with its stronger engine and optional all-wheel drive, the Lacrosse nets an EPA-rated (and much more efficient) 11.8 L/100 km city/8.1 L/100 km highway rating.
Brimming with comfort and convenience features, the cabins of the 2017 Maxima and 2017 Lacrosse offer a relaxing home away from home for Lloydminster drivers. Both sedans include a large touchscreen display, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry, smartphone integration, and more. Stacked up against the 2017 Lacrosse, however, the 2017 Maxima clearly lacks a few key features, such as:
Rear Parking Sensors: During parallel parking, the built-in front and rear parking sensors detect nearby objects, and a warning tone is emitted to avoid damage to your vehicle.
Wi-Fi Hotspot: As part of the 3-month OnStar Data Trial, you can connect a compatible device to the internet at 4G LTE speeds while on the go.
Automatic Xenon Headlights: While the Maxima uses halogen lights, the Lacrosse features automatic Xenon headlamps with LED vertical light signatures for energy-efficient, comprehensive illumination.
Safety Ratings, Features, and Telematics
In NHTSA crash tests, the 2016 Buick Lacrosse and 2016 Nissan Maxima earned top 5-star overall safety ratings. For the 2017 model year, both sedans come armed with advanced airbags, 3-point seatbelts, stability and traction control, and a host of optional driver assists. For added support on the road, the Buick Lacrosse provides access to OnStar, which offers automatic crash notification, remote start, stolen vehicle assistance, and emergency services. While Nissan’s telematics system – Nissan Connect – includes all of those helpful services, it’s only available for the top-tier Maxima Platinum.
Choose the Sedan You Can Rely On!
If you’re shopping for a luxurious, full-size sedan that’s powerful and rugged enough to conquer harsh Alberta weather, the 2017 Buick Lacrosse is a must-drive. To take it for a test drive, contact Westridge Buick GMC. You’re also welcome to visit our dealership, located at
2406 50th Ave in Lloydminster, to speak with us directly!