Buick LaCrosse Model Overview

New Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse Overview
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse has been announced, but it is not yet available for purchase.
CarGuru's preview of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse Questions

Symbol On Dashboard

What does Accel Green leaf Break mean on dashboard

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Went Into Store Came Out And Carrandomly Was In Drive But Had Rolled Back A...

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My Car Lost All Gears Randomly With No Signs, What Does That Mean? 07 Buic...

I drive a few miles and stopped at an intersection so that I may turn. When a window opened for me to take the turn my car would not drive or reverse. The tow man said I had transmission fluid but...

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Battery Draining

Why do my battery keep draining.....even after I put in a new battery and starter and alternator.....

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2007 Buick Lacrosse. The Parking Brake Does Not Hold When Tranny Put In Dr...

I had the brakes done less than 10,000 miles ago and need a safety inspection in NY state. The parking brake does not hold if shift into drive when brake on.

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Buick LaCrosse Overview

With the departure of the Regal and Century mid-size sedans, Buick introduced the LaCrosse in 2005 to fill their shoes and hopefully attract a younger audience to its lineup. Though it uses the same platform and engine choices (a 3.6 and 3.8 V6) as the older models, the exterior and interior have been redesigned, with a focus on comfort and quality.
Three trim offerings vary from base to sporty to luxury and carry a good deal of standard features, such as ABS brakes, OnStar, remote keyless entry and start, and power driver's seat. The LaCrosse is trying to compete with more luxurious, but also more expensive sedans by loading up on features. Buick has reinforced the steel body paneling and added sound insulation for more safety and less road noise.
A retuned and stronger suspension improves handling and turning ratios, and traction control is standard across the line. Long saddled with the stigma of being an old person's car, Buick is hoping its updates and active nameplate will entice a new generation of drivers. But despite the reported styling changes, the LaCrosse looks very similar to older style Buicks and though its improved handling does help add to its sportier aspirations, an outdated 4-speed automatic is not likely to be a big selling point. Inside, the backseat can get cramped, with limited headroom due to a sloping roofline.

It still may be too early to tell how the new Buick LaCrosse will fair in the mid-size sedan market. It certainly has a cheaper price tag than other well-appointed competitors and is generally believed to be one of the best U.S.-produced cars on the market, but it still lags behind in style, performance, and upscale features.

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