Buick LaCrosse


Buick LaCrosse

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What is it? Buick has updated and upgraded its competitive large sedan with new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies, and enhanced in-vehicle connectivity. Sleek LED running lamps and wrap-around tail lamps highlight a new exterior design while a redesigned instrument panel is notable among several interior changes. New features include the voice-activated IntelliLink infotainment system. This system also uses Bluetooth or USB to connect a user’s smart phone to the system.
A new top-end interior package is highlighted by Sangria-colored semi-aniline leather seats and armrests, which have a thin protective coating to protect them from wear and staining, and ebony and ash accents.
Pricing is set to start at $34,060 including destination.
What is new or notable? Features such as a blind-zone alert, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision alert, rear cross-traffic monitoring, and pre-collision braking give the LaCrosse a comprehensive safety system similar to those found on many other luxury sedans. Hazard alerts are routed through GM’s Safety Alert Seat system, which sends vibrations to the drivers seat. The vibrations not only indicate a potential collision, but the direction that it may be coming from.
CR’s take: Reliability of both four-cylinder and V6 versions of the LaCrosse has been below average. We hope this update also addresses some body hardware problems that has plagued the sedan over the past several years.