Poll: Hyundai Azera or Buick LaCrosse?


Hyundai vs. Buick, Azera vs. LaCrosse, which of these upscale four-doors would YOU, the faithful reader rather own, drive and make monthly payments on? Vote in our latest poll!

Both of these sedans have their plusses and tradeoffs but only one can reign supreme! Which one will get more votes? Let’s break it down …

Starting with Hyundai’s offering, the South Korean automaker’s premium four-door features a 3.3-liter V6 engine that’s good for 293 ponies and 255 lb-ft of torque. Direct fuel injection and fully variable valve timing help bolster those figures and allow it to deliver a class-leading 88.8 horsepower per liter.

That Lambda-family V6 is matched to a smooth and responsive six-speed automatic transmission. This gearbox helps the Azera deliver 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 29 on the highway, figures that result in a combined rating of 23 MPG.

Shifting gears, Buick’s LaCrosse is in its final months, about to be replaced by an all-new model. But even in old age it still proves to be more than a match to Hyundai’s upscale sedan offering.

The car’s base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but the more exciting offering is a 3.6-liter V6. Aside from the smoothness of half-a-dozen cylinders, this propulsion unit is good for 304 SAE-certified horses and 264 lb-ft of torque. As in the Hyundai, a six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered in this Buick.

As for consumption, the LaCrosse is fairly efficient. In front-wheel-drive guise it’s good for 18 miles per gallon around town and 28 on the highway. Naturally, all-wheel drive cuts into both of those figures slightly.

And with that, those are our two rivals in this poll. Which of these upscale sedans would YOU rather own? Please, vote down below to let your voice be heard! If you need more information about the Hyundai Azera or Buick LaCrosse you can compare both cars directly right here.