Buick had named LaCrosse their flagship. The full-sized sedan has easily become a darling for long distance travels. It has been constantly on the list of the best-sellers under its category. Despite these qualities, LaCrosse has merely ranked fourth in the line-up of top driver’s cars among Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala.
However, let us introduce at this juncture the fine points that will expose just how competitive our favorite sedan among its powerful contemporaries.
Exterior and Interior
The 2014 update on LaCrosse constitutes a domed hood instead of the upturned nose that sharply conveys snob aura. For its grille, a waterfall design highlighted its front accented by the LED headlights.
Excitingly, the interior of the sedan has been revamped and equipped with much better infotainment system. Yet the function keys were arranged in simplicity, with fewer hard buttons and the Safety technology updated for the LaCrosse users.
Engine, Transmission and Price
LaCrosse is offered in various trim levels: 3.6L V6 with option of FWD or AWD; and 2.4L Ecotec, 4-cylinder with FWD and fuel-miser, mild hybrid setup edition. The result: a mild and noiseless travel to your destination. The V-6 variant is strong enough to handle the stress on a freeway with its 6-speed auto transmission.
- Engine : (1) 2.4-LDOHC 16-valve inline-4
(2)induction AC electric motor
(3) 3.6L DOHC 24-valve
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : FWD or AWD
- Power : (1) 182hp; (2) 15hp; (3) 304hp
- Torque : (1) 172 lb-ft; (2) 79 lb-ft; (3) 264 lb-ft
- Mileage : (city)17-25 MPG; (highway) 26-36 MPG
- Price : starting at $31,990 to $44,990