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.
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:
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.