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USED 2018 Buick LaCrosse FOR SALE NEAR ME

2 vehicles within 100 miles of
Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - October 31, 2017

2018 Buick LaCrosse OVERVIEW

The Buick LaCrosse was reworked last year to be more luxurious and high-tech then ever, while still ensuring the vehicle could be enjoyed on curvy roads. Lighter and longer than before, there's a lot to like with the new 2018 Buick LaCrosse.

What's New for 2018

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse gets various changes that should make it more attractive to consumers. An eAssist light electrification system, which combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor to a six-speed automatic transmission, is the standard powertrain offering for the sedan. The available 3.6-liter V6 engine now comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, while all-wheel drive is available for the Essence model. The sedan also gets a few new exterior colors: Satin Steel Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, and Dark Slate Metallic.

Choosing Your Buick LaCrosse

With the addition of the hybrid powertrain, the LaCrosse has two power sources for consumers to choose from. Power for entry-level models now comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain, which features a six-speed automatic transmission, is rated by the EPA to get 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 29 mpg.

The available 3.6-liter V6 engine returns from last year and still pumps out 310 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque, but the motor is now paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission instead of last year's eight-speed gearbox. With the new transmission, the V6-powered LaCrosse makes an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The LaCrosse's sleek exterior styling hides a spacious interior that's packed with features to make the ride as comfortable as possible. Active Noise Cancellation detects unwelcomed noises and emits a sound through the sedan's speakers to cancel them out. Other features, including available heated and ventilated seats, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, and an available Bose Premium Sound System, are on hand to ensure that every trip is comfortable.

The 2018 LaCrosse is available in four different trims:


The LaCrosse 1SV starts at $30,490 (all prices include the $925 destination charge). The hybrid powertrain that puts out a combined 195 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque is the only option. The LaCrosse 1SV comes standard with: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an eight-speaker audio system, OnStar, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a rearview camera, keyless start, a Universal Home Remote, high-intensity discharge headlights, Rear Park Assist, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, an eight-way driver's front seat, a two-way passenger's seat, and LED taillights. There are no available packages for the base LaCrosse 1SV trim.


The Preferred trim starts at $34,590 and houses the new eAssist hybrid system as standard, but the 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 is available for an additional $2,500. The Preferred is also front-wheel drive only. Standard features for the Preferred trim include: SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a power tilt and telescopic steering column, and an emergency road kit. The Buick Interior Protection Package ($200) is the only available extra for the Preferred trim. It adds all-weather floor and cargo mats.


Starting at $37,290, the Essence trim comes standard with the 2.5-liter engine with the eAssist system, but buyers can upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 for an extra $2,500. Over the Preferred trim, he Essence adds: memory settings for the front seats, heated front seats, perforated leather seats, two-way power front lumbar control for the passenger's seat, wireless charging, articulating high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, and heated and power-adjustable exterior mirrors.

There are several packages available for the Essence. The Driver Confidence Package ($445) adds rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring with lane change alert. Getting the Driver Confidence Package requires the Sights and Sounds Package ($1,145) that brings the Buick infotainment system with navigation, HD radio, and a Bose surround sound audio system. The Sun and Shade Package ($1,550) includes a tilt-sliding power panoramic moonroof and a rear power sunshade. There's also the Dynamic Drive Package ($1,625) that adds 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, larger all-season tires, variable real-time damping, a Sport Model, and a Front HiPer Strut suspension system.


The top-level Premium trim starts at $39,590. Power comes from the 2.5-liter engine with the eAssist system, while the 3.6-liter V6 is an extra $2,500. The Premium trim is the only LaCrosse that's available with all-wheel drive, but only when equipped with the V6 engine. With all-wheel drive and the V6 motor, pricing starts at $44,350.

The Premium trim comes with forward collision warning, a following distance indicator, a head-up display, lane keeping assist, ventilated front seats, front massaging seats, a heated steering wheel, and all of the equipment from the Driver Confidence Package as standard.

The Driver Confidence Package #2 ($1,690) adds adaptive cruise control, front automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and park assist. The rest of the packages are carried over from the Essence trim.

CarsDirect Tip

The 2018 LaCrosse improves on a lot of things over last year's model. While the 3.6-liter V6 matches the luxurious character of the sedan better, the new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with the eAssist system is the clear choice for consumers wanting to save money at the gas pump. We recommend starting your search at the Essence trim for the leather-trimmed and heated seats.

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