2019 Buick LaCrosse Adds Sport Touring Trim to Lineup

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, Automotive Editor - July 5, 2018

Buick is looking to add some sportiness to the 2019 LaCrosse lineup with the addition of a new trim called the Sport Touring (ST). Back in 2016, Buick did something similar with the Cascada convertible, as it added a Sport Touring trim that had a showier look. Now, it looks like the same thing is happening with the LaCrosse sedan.

Before you get too excited, the new ST just gets a cosmetic overhaul to make the sedan look sportier. Power for the 3.6-liter V6 goes unchanged and is rated to make 310 horsepower. The engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the LaCrosse ST is front-wheel drive only, while other trims in the lineup have an available all-wheel-drive system.

The "Sport" part of the trim comes from the monotone theme that's made possible by a body color grille surround and side vents. Other LaCrosse trims have chrome versions of the components. A rear spoiler, 19-inch silver wheels, “ST” badging, and a black mesh grille are additions – albeit small additions – that subtly hint toward the trim being sportier than the rest.

Five exterior colors will be offered on the new trim: White Frost Tricoat, Satin Steel Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, Quicksilver Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

Pricing for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse ST starts at $40,295, which includes the $925 destination fee. This means the new trim will slot in between the LaCrosse Premium that costs $39,595 and the top-of-the-line LaCrosse Avenir, which is priced at $45,795. The sedan goes on sale at dealerships later this summer.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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