Sometimes when you compare two items it’s not clear which one is preferred as soon as you look at them. It’s not as if you had to choose between two types of fruit such as apples and oranges, but instead you have to choose the grade of the fruit and on the outside they look exactly the same. When this happens how do you make a choice between the two to make sure you have the better pick and the one that will be the most satisfying and free of any defects, the same is the case with cars that are extremely similar.

When you look at two cars that are both of a premium nature you expect there to be several differences that are obvious as soon as you see them, but with this pair that isn’t the case. As stylish and exciting four door sedans that are both highly attractive the Hyundai Azera and Buick LaCrosse are two of the most intriguing cars on the market today. Both of these cars are of a premium grade build and offer you a great deal of wonderful ways to enjoy the fun and driving of them. Both are loaded with features you want to enjoy, which leaves only a few ways these two cars can actually be separated.

When we look under the hood of the Azera we see there is a wonderful 3.3-liter V6 engine that makes 293 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. This power is achieved by using direct fuel injection and variable valve timing to give this car the power you would want to enjoy. Taking this engine and mating to a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission is a great way to make sure this car can deliver exactly the way we want it to. With this powertrain the Azera enjoys 20 city/29 hwy mpg which is a combined rating of 23 mpg.

Even though the LaCrosse is close to a new generation being offered it’s still a great car to look at and enjoy. The LaCrosse does offer a base engine that is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but the one that actually compares to the Azera is the V6. This engine is a 3.6-liter build that gives up 304 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine also uses a smooth six-speed automatic transmission that can give you 18 city/28 hwy mpg and even is offered with an AWD setup to be an even better drive.

As you ponder over which of these two you want to drive you can ask several questions. Which is more important, power or fuel efficiency? Is the mpg difference great enough to warrant your attention? Do you want an AWD version to be the one you drive? With these questions and many more you might come up with the right car for you, but as you can see there is little difference on every scale, except the AWD, between these two great premium cars. Which one is right for you?

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