Buyer's Guide

2017 Buick Lacrosse
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Base Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 18668
Zero to 60 6.3 seconds
Real MPG 19 CTY /31 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
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2017 Buick LaCrosse MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • New LaCrosse rides on new, improved architecture
  • Roomy new interior with floating center console and more storage
  • The car is much quieter than before

You Won't Like

  • Standard engine stop-start cannot be turned off (but is a fairly seamless system)
  • Have to get a higher trim to get heated front seats
  • No power-folding side-view mirrors or full power-opening trunk

New for 2017

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse four-door sedan is the brand's flagship and a market favorite in China. The full-size four-door shares a new platform with other GM sedans and crossovers -- the fresh start allowed the car to be stronger, stiffer, quieter, and lighter than its predecessor..

Vehicle Summary

The LaCrosse is a large, premium sedan, slotted above the Buick Regal as the brand's flagship. For 2017 it is longer, wider, sleeker, and drops about 300 pounds. It shares its new underpinnings with the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Impala, and Cadillac XT5.

Overview

A longer wheelbase improves the look inside and out of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, a front-engine, front- and all-wheel drive five-passenger sedan. The Buick has a roomy new interior and new by-wire shifter that enables a floating center console with storage underneath that can be accessed from both sides. There is also more cargo space. Up front is an 8-inch Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-ready touchscreen with a fingerprint-resistant surface with a second screen in the instrument cluster as well as a head-up display. Power is from GM's second-gen 3.6-liter V-6 with cylinder deactivation and auto engine stop-start. It generates 310 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Paddle shifters are standard on all trims, as are HID headlights, a rearview camera with rear parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Emphasis on noise reduction means little compromise going up to the optional 20-inch wheels.

Safety

Higher trim levels offer rear cross-traffic alert to avoid hitting a car in a parking lot as well as active safety features such as lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. The outgoing 2016 model did will in IIHS testing and we expect the new car to perform even better in crash testing.

What We Think

The car drops about 300 pounds and rides on a new platform, which contributes to a better driving experience and a much quieter ride. Buick also separates the LaCrosse from most competitors by offering all-wheel drive on the highest trim level. There is value in the LaCrosse lineup but the price jumps quickly if you want amenities including heated front seats. Chinese customers can get heated, ventilated, and massaging rear seats too. The overall look is more sleek and sculpted as Buick continues to work to attract younger buyers and shed its old man's car image.

Go for the optional 20-inch wheels if your budget allows, as the steering feel is improved, and the larger-wheel models get an updated suspension.

Cool Fact

Slim windshield wipers slow down at the end of the cycle to reduce the thud sound.

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2017 BUICK LACROSSE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (MRC)
Trim
Base Sedan
Class
Premium Passenger Car
Horsepower
305@6800
Standard MPG
21/31
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (MRC)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Forest Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Graphite Gray Metallic

$359 $395

Quicksilver Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Black Onyx

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Slate Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Red Quartz Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Memory Adjustment

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 15.8 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.080

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Alloy & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Dark Forest Green Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Crimson Red Tintcoat

$450 $495

Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

$359 $395

White Frost Tricoat

$905 $995

Ebony Twilight Metallic

$359 $395

Pepperdust Metallic

$359 $395

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Xenon

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, 8-Way Power Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Light Neutral Cloth with Leatherette with Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Eight Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, IntelliLink AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, QuietTuning w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/50VR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5