2014 Buick LaCrosse Overview

Bob Long
Automotive Editor - June 11, 2014

Buick’s LaCrosse represents an evolution of the luxury sedan that established the brand’s modern sedan lineup with design leadership and technological innovation. The full-size LaCrosse offers new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies and enhanced in-vehicle connectivity.

What's New for 2014

For the 2014 model year, the LaCrosse has been extensively freshened, featuring a bigger waterfall grille, a new hood, and revised lighting with the option of bi-xenon HID adaptive headlights. The rear fascia has an integrated spoiler and wraparound wing shaped LED taillights, and the interiors have been redesigned with upgraded materials, new seats, a new center control stack, and a posh new Ultra Luxury option.

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Choosing Your Buick LaCrosse

The LaCrosse offers buyers a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive:

  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • All-Wheel Drive

All LaCrosses use GM's latest six-speed automatic transmission, but buyers have a choice between two engines:

  • An eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain pairs a four-cylinder engine with a small electric motor—together they put out 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Expect commendable fuel economy numbers of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
  • The 304-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 brings brisker acceleration, but fuel economy drops to 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

All models feature Buick’s QuietTuning engineering process that reduces, blocks and absorbs unwanted noise from the LaCrosse’s cabin, making it one of the quietest in the segment. There are four trim levels:


The Base comes with plenty of standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, eight-way power for the driver's seat and four-way power for the passenger's, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is standard, but the V6 is a no-cost option.


In Leather trim, buyers get leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, a rear camera system, keyless start, and access to optional equipment like navigation and a head-up display. Like the Base LaCrosse, there's a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the no-cost option of a V6. All-wheel drive is available on models with the V6.

Premium I

The Premium I model comes only with the V6. It adds amenities like a heated steering wheel and a Bose sound system. All-wheel drive is optional, as is an Ultra Luxury package that adds premium perforated leather seating in a coffee-hued tone.

Premium II

Also V6-only, the Premium II gets a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels and navigation. The Ultra Luxury package is optional.

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Choose your Buick LaCrosse >>

CarsDirect Tip

On the less expensive end of the lineup, we'd choose the Leather over the Base. For buyers shopping at the high end of the LaCrosse lineup, the price difference between the Premium I and the Premium II is negligible—making the Premium II an obvious choice unless you need all-wheel drive, which is only available at the Premium I and Leather trim levels.