The 2013 Buick LaCrosse is a large, four-door, luxury sedan that has traditionally been geared towards senior citizens, but is now being marketed to younger buyers. It is available in a number of different packages, depending on the amount of luxury that is desired. Besides its crisp exterior styling and elegant interior, it offers impressive driving dynamics.
Drivers of the LaCrosse get the satisfaction of a pleasant behind-the-wheel experience that is highlighted by an easy-to-use interface, a peppy engine, and a host of useful convenience features. Passengers will enjoy exceptional comfort with plenty of room to move around. Adding to the appeal is an excellent safety rating, giving consumers another reason to consider this gem when shopping for a luxury sedan.
New For 2013
Little has changed for the LaCrosse this model year. Buick’s IntelliLink system is now standard. Buyers who subscribe to SiriusXM satellite radio now get Travel Link, which includes weather info, gas station locations and pricing, and movie theater locations. A blue ring now outlines the available LED headlights, and the exterior color palette has expanded to include some new colors.
All models of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse have approximately a 197-inch length, 73-inch width, 59-inch height, 112-inch wheelbase, and 3800-pound curb weight. It is large enough to make its presence known on the road. It has a graceful and smooth design that is attractive to people of all ages.
From the front, the slanted creases on the hood blend seamlessly into a large chrome grille with the Buick logo in the center. On the side of the grille is a pair of halogen headlights. Down below are the air intakes and daytime running lights. From the side, the LaCrosse is truly a beautiful sight, with a noticeable thick crease that spans the entire length of the body and 17-inch alloy wheels. From the rear, a smoothly-designed trunk and set taillights are visible.
Interior & Cargo
The interior of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse is remarkably comfortable and built with only the finest materials. Seating is spacious and very comfortable. Drivers get the luxury of power-adjustable seats, conveniently placed controls, and easy-to-read gauges. In front, there are cloth bucket seats, divided by a sliding armrest. On the floor is a multi-level storage unit, making it easy to carry around necessities. In the rear, there is a split-folding bench seat that fits three people. The trunk is rather is small, providing only about 12 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Lacrosse is not lacking in features by any means. Besides having dual-zone automatic climate control, a remote vehicle starter system, and extended-range remote keyless entry, it comes with many personalization features, such as driver memory and audio system settings. This is especially helpful for older folks. The audio system delivers clear and powerful sound. Higher-end models have special features, such as heated seats, Ultrasonic rear parking assist, and a programmable Universal Home Remote garage door opener.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse has anti-lock brakes on all four wheels, along with emergency brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. These features increase the driver’s ability to stop the vehicle quickly and take turns safely. It is equipped with stability and traction control for better handling on slippery road conditions. There are driver and front passenger front and side-impact airbags installed. Overhead airbags are present to protect occupants during a side collision or rollover. All seats have height-adjustable headrests to help protect against whiplash. Rear seats have child seat anchors to assist in transporting little ones around. Seatbelts have pre-tensioners that automatically tighten to help restrain passengers in the event of an accident. Rear doors are built with safety locks to prevent unwanted exit of the vehicle. The IIHS gives it good crash test ratings for all areas of protection.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse comes packed with either a four-cylinder engine with eAssist that produces 182-horsepower (hp) and 172 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that cranks out an impressive 303 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers enjoy smooth and powerful acceleration, making it easy to climb up steep hills and pass other vehicles on two-lane roads. With the eAssist engine under the hood, acceleration from zero to 60 mph can be accomplished in about nine seconds, while the V-6 boasts an even quicker time. Depending on which engine is being carried, average fuel economy ranges from 17/27 to 25/36 mpg city/highway.
The LaCrosse features a quietTuning independent strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs that is paired with a quietTuning independent multi-link rear suspension, also with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. This suspension package ensures a very smooth and stable ride. On the highway, it glides over surfaces like it is floating, absorbing small bumps on rough roads with ease. It has secure handling with minimal to no body roll. Steering is predictable and precise, allowing for quick moves in traffic and the ability to park without any trouble. A rock-solid brake system makes for quick and easy stops when needed. Four-wheel drive is available, which enables improved handlings of dirt roads and slippery driving conditions.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Buick Lacrosse
- Acura TL
- Lexus ES350
- Lincoln MKS
- Volvo S60