2017 Buick LaCrosse Essence Pepperdust Metallic 31/21 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Comfortable and composed ride on rough roads; interior genuinely luxurious and very quiet at highway speeds; surprisingly adept at going around turns; good fuel economy from a strong V6 engine. Source: Edmunds
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is an exercise in understated beauty, with attractive, sculpted lines from every angle. The car is stiffer than the outgoing model but, impressively, it is also nearly 300 pounds lighter. Crisp handling is achieved thanks to a new five-link rear suspension, while an optional "HiPer Strut" front suspension is available, as is an electronically controlled continuously damped active suspension with both Touring and Sport modes. Meanwhile, turn-in is nimble with a new variable-ratio electric power steering system.
The LaCrosse is available in four trims: base, Preferred, Essence, and Premium. All are powered by a direct-injection 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. The unit makes 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque and benefits from stop/start technology for improved fuel economy. It is mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable shift control, and power is sent to the front wheels. The top trim -- LaCrosse Premium -- comes with Buick's all-wheel-drive system, with power sent to all four wheels thanks to a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, which constantly monitors traction and makes adjustments to traction as necessary.
Being the luxury brand that it is, even the base LaCrosse is well equipped. Standard exterior features include 18-inch alloy wheels, active front lower grille shutters to aid aerodynamics, automatic xenon HID headlights with LED accents, and heated power mirrors with LED turn indicators. Inside, the LaCrosse benefits from Buick's QuietTuning, which helps reduce and absorb noise and vibration thanks to advanced acoustic materials. Coupled with active noise cancellation, the LaCrosse makes for a pleasantly quiet ride. Interior amenities include keyless entry and push-button start, auto up/down windows, automatic dual-zone climate control, leatherette seating with eight-way powered front seats, a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, and Buick IntelliLink, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen control, Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone integration, dual USB ports, , and Bluetooth streaming audio. Cruise control and OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi hotspot are also standard.
The LaCrosse Preferred adds different 18-inch wheels, power tilt/telescopic steering and SiriusXM satellite radio to the mix. With the LaCrosse Essence, you get leather seating with heated front seats and driver's side memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and articulating headlights. Finally, the LaCrosse Premium brings a heated steering wheel, four-way lumbar massaging front seats, and head-up display, and advanced safety features bundled in the Driver Confidence Package, like forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, side blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Standalone options on the Essence and Premium trims include a Bose premium sound system, continuously variable damping, rear power sunshade, navigation, and a panoramic moonroof.
Bundled in the Driver Confidence Package #2 is automatic park assist, front pedestrian detection, automatic braking and adaptive cruise control. The Sights and Sounds Package bundles Buick IntelliLink radio with navigation and Bose surround sound, while the Sun and Shade Package adds the moonroof and rear sunshade.
Lovely Exterior Styling
Luxury Interior Appointments
The Buick LaCrosse has been reengineered and redesigned inside and out for 2017. The third-generation full-size luxury sedan is lighter and stiffer than the car it replaces, and power comes from a revised 3.6L V6 now making 310 horsepower, which is mated to an all-new 8-speed transmission. Prices start at $32,065.
Buick has outdone itself with the 2017 LaCrosse. The elegantly proportioned full-size luxury sedan offers a modern, athletic look that sets it apart from the car it replaces and -- more importantly -- from the competition. The LaCrosse is priced competively, comes loaded with great features, and has enough power and sporting prowess to excite drivers and passengers alike.
Engine, 3.6L V6, DI, VVT with cylinder deactivation (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 268 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
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
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
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 feature, 8-speaker system
Antenna, integral rear, roof-mounted, body-color
Wireless Charging, located in center console
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.)
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)
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
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
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.
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
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