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2018 Buick LaCrosse: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - September 20, 2016
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Model Preview

The LaCrosse has been a staple in Buick’s lineup since 2005 and it’s showing no signs of checking out anytime soon. In fact, Buick just redesigned this midsize sedan, giving it a sharp new body, making it roomier, and dropping 300 pounds. With the redesign still fresh on our minds, we expect the new LaCrosse to carry over unchanged.

With it being a carryover model, we expect the look, inside and out, to remain unchanged. This shouldn’t pose an issue as the LaCrosse’s new, more-European look is a breath of fresh air into the sub-luxury automaker. We also anticipate its standard features carrying over without change, meaning the new model should continue with standard 18-inch wheels, auto xenon headlights, fog lights, a rearview camera, faux-leather seating, an eight-speaker audio system, and more.

We expect the same 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque at its disposal to power the LaCrosse. Thanks to its auto-start/stop and cylinder deactivation, this V6 engine will manage to deliver up to 31 mpg highway. The shifting duties will likely continue to be the responsibility of an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Buick LaCrosse

The IIHS has yet to fully test the redesigned LaCrosse – it did not complete the small-overlap test – but it performed well in every test it did go through. It is just a “Good” rating in the small-overlap test away from a Top Safety Pick designation. With no changes anticipated in this area, we look for these ratings to carry on without change.

Expect full specs closer to launch.

Release Date & Pricing

It is still a little too early for official pricing on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse, but with it being a carryover, we don’t expect to see a big hike over its current price range of $32,990 to $44,190 (destination fees included).

In this range, the LaCrosse competes with the Lexus ES 350 (starting from $39,875), the Lincoln MKZ (based from $36,095), and the 2017 Nissan Maxima (priced from $33,395).

We expect to see the 2018 LaCrosse on showroom floors around the fall of 2017.

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