The entry-level 2009 Buick LaCrosse CX seats six in its roomy interior, with 42 inches of front legroom and 37.6 inches of rear legroom. The trunk holds 16 cubic feet of cargo and includes a standard cargo net. A 3.8-liter V6 engine and 4-speed automatic with overdrive deliver 200 hp and 230 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 RPM.
Riding on a four-wheel independent suspension, this front-wheel-drive midsize sedan comes with standard 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, traction control, 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires, dual front-side airbags with passenger sensors, and side curtain airbags for both rows. Other safety features include seatbelt pretensioners, OnStar, automatic headlights with halogen lamps, and daytime running lights. Options add an auto-dimming rearview mirror, stability control, 17-inch wheels, and parking sensors.
Hardly lacking in luxury, the 2009 LaCrosse CX offers power windows, locks, and mirrors, as well as programmable remote entry, remote start, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a trip computer, and a 6-way power driver's seat. A comparable passenger seat is optional. A CD/MP3 player comes with radio data and satellite radio. Dual-zone climate control includes backseat controls. Intermittent wipers, tilt and telescopic steering, a compass, a tachometer, and a front power outlet provide added convenience. The dash, consoles, doors, and steering wheel are decked out in leather, alloy, and wood trim. Available extras include a 6-CD changer, Bluetooth, a sunroof, and a split-folding rear bench.