2015 Buick LaCrosse Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - August 26, 2014

Buick's full-size LaCrosse gives buyers a lot to like in terms of interior appointments and running smoothness. It's conservative by nature, delivering exactly what most buyers want in a premium American sedan.

What's New for 2015

A rearview camera is now standard on all models, and the IntelliLink infotainment system gets some additional features.

2015 Buick LaCrosse Glam

Choosing Your Buick LaCrosse

The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder features "eAssist" technology, which means a small electric motor provides additional power, but does not operate independently of the gas engine. Peak output is a modest 182 horsepower, but fuel economy is outstanding for this class. The available 3.6-liter V6 makes a more robust 303 horsepower, and can be paired with all-wheel drive. All models carry a six-speed automatic transmission.

The LaCrosse is available in four trim levels:


Comes with a cloth interior, plus most everything you would expect in a big Buick like a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, an 8-inch touchscreen display and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio.


Adds leather seating with front heat and passenger power, a driver memory package, keyless ignition and foglamps.

Premium 1

Gets the V6 as standard equipment, plus 19-inch chrome wheels and an upgraded suspension. Inside, there's ventilated front seats, a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, a power rear sunshade and a Bose surround-sound system.

Premium 2

Adds 20-inch wheels and a navigation system.

Every trim level except Base can get the Ultra Luxury Interior Package, which includes upgraded leather upholstery and trim, a stimulated suede headliner and generous wood accents. The Driver Confidence Package 1, also not available on the Base model, delivers xenon headlamps, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and forward collision alert. The Premium is available with an expanded version of the package with adaptive cruise control, active collision mitigation and a vibrating driver seat alert.

Just about the only features not covered in the package are a sunroof and rear entertainment system, both of which are available separately.

CarsDirect Tip

At 29 mpg in combined driving, there's no denying the efficiency of the eAssist four-cylinder, but be prepared for leisurely performance, especially for a full crew aboard. The V6 is altogether more rewarding to drive and just feels right in a car of this caliber.

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