2017 Buick LaCrosse

 
2017 Buick LaCrosse
 
2017 Buick LaCrosse
 

2017 Buick LaCrosse

MSRP 
$39,590
Invoice 
$38,816
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 310 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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$39,590

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Additional Equipment
Unselected includes (UFG) Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and (UKC) Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
(Requires (Wpy) Sights And Sounds Package.)
$405 $445
Unselected $1,411 $1,550
Unselected includes (IO6) Buick IntelliLink Radio with Navigation and (UQS) Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound
(Requires (B26) Driver Confidence Package #1.)
$1,042 $1,145
Unselected $182 $200
Unselected $1,479 $1,625
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Unselected (dealer-installed) $378 $415
Unselected $273 $300
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Unselected $36 $40
Unselected premium 11-speaker system, sound-stage signal processing
(Included And Only Available With (Wpy) Sights And Sounds Package.)
$0 $0
Unselected (dealer-installed) $127 $140
Unselected $173 $190
Unselected $450 $495
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Unselected $164 $180
Unselected $123 $135
Unselected (dealer-installed) $73 $80
Unselected $127 $140
Unselected $105 $115
Unselected with Lane Change Alert
(Included And Only Available With (B26) Driver Confidence Package #1)
$0 $0
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Unselected (dealer-installed) $32 $35
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Unselected $389 $0
Emissions
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Engine
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Paint
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Unselected $450 $495
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Paint Scheme
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Preferred Equipment Group
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Radio
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Unselected AM/FM stereo, includes 2 USB ports, Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
(Included And Only Available With (Wpy) Sights And Sounds Package.)
$0 $0
Seat Trim
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Seat Type
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Tires
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Transmission
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Wheel Type
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Unselected $1,479 $1,625
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Specifications for 2017 Buick LaCrosse

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Duralife brake rotors
    • Electronic Grade Braking with brake hold
    • StabiliTrak stability control system with Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps, switchable
    • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger head curtain side-impact and thorax for front and rear outboard seating positions and knee for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) for 6 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification. (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
    • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • Teen Driver Setting
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
    • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Entertainment Features
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
    • Wireless Charging, located in center console
    • Antenna, integral rear, roof-mounted, body-color
    • Audio system feature, 8-speaker system
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system, Buick IntelliLink Radio, AM/FM stereo includes 2 USB ports, Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) ultra-bright machined-faced aluminum
    • Tires, P235/50R18 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, compact spare 17" (43.2 cm) steel
    • Tire, compact spare, T125/70R17, blackwall
    • Moldings, bodyside, bright
    • Grille, darkened waterfall with colored tri-shield and wing element
    • Shutters, front lower grille, active
    • Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon projector lamps flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
    • Headlamps, articulating high intensity discharge (HID) Xenon projector lamps with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Fog lamps, front, halogen
    • Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps
    • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Lamps, rear stop tail, LED accent
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and driver-side memory and auto-dimming feature
    • Windshield, solar absorbing
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
    • Glass, acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Door handles, body-color with chrome accent
  • Interior Features
    • Air vents, rear, heating/cooling
    • Defogger, rear-window electric
    • Air filtration system with filter
    • Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
    • Console, center with storage pass-through
    • Cup holders, 2 front console, covered, 2 rear armrest
    • Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt, covered
    • Power outlet, rear auxiliary, 12-volt, covered
    • Armrest, rear center with 2 integral cup holders
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with coat hooks on rear passenger assist handles
    • Seats, front bucket with seatback map pockets
    • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed seating
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, 2-way power driver lumbar control
    • Seat adjuster, 2-way power front passenger lumbar control
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Seat, rear split-folding with trunk-mounted seat release
    • Head restraints, rear, outboard seats, adjustable (up/down)
    • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable (up/down)
    • Memory settings includes "presets" for 2 drivers, 8-way power driver/passenger seat with easy exit driver seat and outside mirrors
    • Floor mats, carpeted front with anchors
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Sill plates, front, bright
    • QuietTuning Buick process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration utilizing ultra-dissipative acoustic materials and Active Noise Cancellation to create a quiet interior cabin
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped, 4-spoke
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio and cruise
    • Driver Information Center, 8" diagonal, reconfigurable
    • Personalization features includes audio system settings, station presets, content theft, automatic door locks, activation verification, perimeter lighting and delayed locking
    • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Up/Down
    • Windows, power rear with Express-Down
    • Retained accessory power power windows, audio system and moonroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Remote vehicle starter system
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Cruise control
    • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm, immobilizer
    • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
    • Lighting, interior includes LED interior front and rear reading lights, and Moon White interior ambient lighting in front and rear door pulls and front foot wells.
    • Cargo net
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L V6, DI, VVT with cylinder deactivation (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 282 lb-ft of torque [383 N-m] @ 5200 rpm).
    • Transmission, 8-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control
    • Axle, 3.08 final drive ratio
    • Engine control, stop-start system
    • Keyless start, push button
    • Keyless open and start extended range with keyless start and automatic door lock/unlock features
    • Driver Shift Controls, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
    • Drivetrain, front wheel drive
    • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection, located in trunk
    • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
    • Suspension, rear 5-link
    • Steering, electric, variable effort
    • Brake, parking, electronic
    • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips integrated in fascia
    • Tool kit, road emergency

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6 x 1.2
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.4 x 0.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.0
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.6
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LGX
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/217
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 310 @ 6800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 282 @ 5200
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 197.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.5
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.1
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 15.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 100.0
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.0
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.7
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.8
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 40.0
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.6
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 55.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.0
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Buick LaCrosse
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - 4-Link
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - R3X
    • Rear Tire Order Code - R3X
    • Spare Tire Order Code - QCL
    • Front Tire Size - P235/50R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/50R18
    • Spare Tire Size - - TBD -
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MRC
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.08
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Midsize Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - - TBD -
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Introduction

The Buick LaCrosse sedan gets a total redesign for 2017. The full-size front-wheel-drive sedan was a surprise hit when it was introduced two generations ago due to its handling and refinement. For 2017, Buick LaCrosse gets made even better, with a new platform, new engine, new transmission, more technology and refinement, and less weight. It’s not a luxury car, but it’s good enough to make you wonder if a luxury car is worth the extra money.

LaCrosse represents the new face of Buick. Competitors that now seem faceless include the Lexus ES 350, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Acura TLX, Hyundai Azera, and Chrysler 300. Well, the Chrysler 300 has a face.

The new LaCrosse is only a fraction of an inch longer and wider, but the wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer, giving it the stance of a rear-wheel-drive car. It’s 300 pounds lighter for 2017 thanks to more high-strength steel in the chassis and its new V6 engine; the combination of lightness, stance, and rigidity improve the handling.

Its standard 18-inch wheels (two designs), HID headlamps, LED taillamps, and 10 airbags add to its appeal.

The LaCrosse is powered by the latest version of GM’s fine 3.6-liter V6, now making an impressive 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a new eight-speed automatic. The engine was designed with start/stop technology, as opposed to that capability being added, and it shows, as it’s nearly invisible.

However, start/stop doesn’t increase fuel mileage all that much. The LaCrosse gets an EPA-estimated 21/31 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined with front wheel-drive. All-wheel drive cuts it by about two miles per gallon. The all-wheel drive comes from the Cadillac XT5 crossover, and is only available on the LaCrosse Premium model.

Lineup

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes in four models: base, Preferred, Essence, and Premium. (The eAssist hybrid has been discontinued.) The base comes in at just under $33,000, but it looks and feels as rich as the Premium.

Walkaround

The all-new 2017 LaCrosse follows the lines of the Avenir concept car that wowed the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It may be lighter, but it looks like it’s been pumping iron. It’s lower and sleeker, with character lines that travel to its haunches.

The new face of Buick has less chrome. The classic waterfall grille is smaller and darker, split by a small chrome bar. Bye-bye, 1958. Except for the chrome fake ports on the sides of the front fenders, an acceptable nod to nostalgia.

Interior

The new 2017 LaCrosse cabin is simple and elegant, modern and functional, with a flowing dashboard and floating center console that make it feel airy inside. The Lexus ES 350 and Toyota Avalon are more imaginative, but the LaCrosse mostly hits the mark.

The leatherette trim on the seats and French-stitched vinyl on the dashboard and door panels is fine, but the gray plastic on the center console looks low-rent. Hard plastics are pasted to the lower part of the dash, but rivals do that too.

The shifter looks simple but can be vexing to learn. Shifting it from the Manual mode back to the automatic mode is a mystery we weren’t able to unlock without stopping and shifting into Park.

There’s an eight-inch touchscreen on the dash that’s treated to resist fingerprints. It uses the latest version of GM’s IntelliLink infotainment, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On Star with 4G LTE connectivity is standard.

The front seats of this so-called five-seat sedan are comfortable, but only two passengers will be comfortable in the rear. It’s more comfortable for four than five. In the front, headroom might be tight for tall people if there is an available panoramic roof, and the padded armrest between the front seats is too high.

Buick calls its sound-deadening engineering Quiet Tuning. There’s lower-mass but more effective insulation material, the quieter engine, acoustic wheelhouse liners, active noise cancellation, triple door seals, and an acoustic-laminated windshield and front side windows. It all works well to create a very quiet cabin.

The trunk volume is 15 cubic feet, a good size, although a bit smaller than the Toyota Avalon.

Driving Impressions

The Buick LaCrosse takes its powertrain from the Cadillac XT5. With 310 horsepower, 282 pound-feet of torque, and 3600 pounds to move, it accelerates quite smartly. The 8-speed automatic transmission shifts slick, although the electronic gear lever can be awkward.

Less weight and more power makes the LaCrosse a better car to five. There’s also that stiffer structure to improve handling. There’s also a new five-link independent rear suspension that makes the ride smoother and cornering more confident, compared to the previous four-link. The LaCrosse is nimbler than it used to be, and it was nimble before, with light and accurate steering. It’s no sports sedan, but it’s more poised than might be expected from a big sedan. Ride quality is much better than that of the first-generation LaCrosse.

Base and Preferred models use a MacPherson strut front suspension and 18-inch wheels, while Essence and Premium models take GM’s HiPer strut front suspension, two-mode adaptive dampers, and 20-inch wheels. The HiPer strut suspension reduces torque steer and increases grip, while the larger wheels might stiffen the ride because the sidewalls are shorter, but that’s what the adaptive dampers are supposed to prevent. Since there’s very little torque steer anyhow, we still see the Base or Preferred model as a better value. Using sport mode for the adaptive dampers tightens the ride and steering a bit, but not enough to inhibit the way the LaCrosse can be hustled down a winding road.

Summary

Overall, the Buick LaCrosse is a pleasant, enjoyable car to drive and spend time in. A Cadillac powertrain for less-than Cadillac price, stylish looks translated from a popular concept, luxury features, and handling that smacks the rivals. The base model is a very nice car and represents an excellent value.

Sam Moses wrote this review, with staff reports by The Car Connection.

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Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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