2013 Buick LaCrosse

Hybrid FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

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2013 Buick Lacrosse
2013 Buick Lacrosse

New For 2013

Not a whole lot has changed for the LaCrosse this 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 there are new colors.

Overview

The LaCrosse was redesigned for 2010, but it has gotten more interesting since then. The car’s styling is aimed at the Chinese and U.S. markets, as Buick now sells more cars in China than it does here. Because a car like this is often chauffeur driven in China, the LaCrosse has generous rear-seat legroom, and Buick even offers a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Up front, the driver faces a dash that is highly styled, with plenty of chrome, intricate gauges, and a configurable screen. Buick’s standard IntelliLink makes for enhanced interaction with a smart phone. More significant changes are found under the hood. Whereas the previous base engine was an underwhelming V-6, the new one is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder supplemented by a battery-powered electric motor. This so-called mild hybrid (the motor can’t power the car on its own) delivers fuel economy of 25/36 mpg, which is better than many compacts’. At the same time, the eAssist system makes the four-cylinder surprisingly responsive and has impressive refinement. The V-6 now makes 303 hp and is your only choice if you want all-wheel drive, and, in fact, we recommend AWD with the bigger engine because the softly sprung LaCrosse can easily unload its front wheels during acceleration. Higher-trim V-6 models use GM’s HiPer Strut front suspension to minimize torque steer.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; a tire-pressure monitor; and stability and traction control are standard. Rear-seat side air bags; a backup camera; and a blind-spot warning system are optional. OnStar includes crash response and emergency assistance.

You'll like:

  • Fuel economy with eAssist
  • Rear-seat legroom
  • Nearly silent cruising

You won't like:

  • Rearward visibility
  • Trunk space with eAssist
  • Rear-seat access

Key Competitors For The 2013 Buick LaCrosse

  • Acura TL
  • Lexus ES350
  • Lincoln MKS
  • Volvo S60
2013 Buick LaCrosse Front Three Quarter
2013 Buick LaCrosse, 2013 Cadillac SRX
2013 Buick LaCrosse EAssist Right Front 1
To eliminate excess inventory, GM is idling production of the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans at its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, Automotive News reports. The plant will sit idle this week and next week; production will resume the week of February 17.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$19,725

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Suggested Retail Price
$31,660

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2013 Buick LaCrosse
2013 Buick LaCrosse
Hybrid FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
25 MPG City | 36 MPG Hwy
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2013 Buick LaCrosse
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Hybrid FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
197hp
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2013 Buick Lacrosse Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
36 MPG
Horsepower:
197 hp
Torque:
251 ft lb of torque
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
70,000 miles / 72 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
Consequences
If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
Potential Units Affected
26,582
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
Consequences
If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
Potential Units Affected
26,582
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
Consequences
If engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
Potential Units Affected
26,582
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles equipped with eAssist. These vehicles may have a condition in which the Generator Control Module (GCM) may not function properly. This could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.
Consequences
If the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. In addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.
Remedy
GM will notify owners and dealers will test the GCM and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13136.
Potential Units Affected
42,904
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Buick LaCrosse

Depreciation
29.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,162
29.2%
Insurance
$6,625
21.1%
Fuel Cost
$8,522
27.1%
Financing
$2,356
7.5%
Maintenance
$3,566
11.4%
Repair Costs
$766
2.4%
State Fees
$395
1.3%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $31,392 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent