Driven: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

Joe Lorio
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2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group

Base price (with destination): $33,300
Price as tested: $36,685

Standard Equipment:
2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with e-Assist
6-speed automatic transmission
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Stabilitrak stability control system w/traction control
6 air bags
OnStar w/6 months of Directions & Connections package
Power door locks with remote and remote start
Power windows and mirrors
Power seats
Dual-zone automatic climate control
17-inch alloy wheels
LED tail lamps
AM/FM/XM stereo w/7 speakers
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Bluetooth
Leather seating
Heated front seats
Ultrasonic rear park assist

Options on this vehicle:
Entertainment package - $600
Harman/Kardon 11-speaker, 384-watt stereo
120-volt power outlet

Driver confidence package - $1440
HID headlamps with adaptive forward lighting
Blind spot alert
Head-up display

Navigation and backup camera - $1345

Key options not on vehicle:
19-inch wheel package - $3995
Oversize power sunroof - $1195
Rear-seat entertainment system - $1295
Rear-seat side air bags - $350

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
25 / 36 / 29 mpg

Engine:
2.4L I-4
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 6700 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm

Electric motor:
Horsepower: 15 hp @ 1000-2200 rpm
Torque: 79 lb-ft @ 1000 rpm

Drive:
Front-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3835 lb

Wheels/tires:
Michelin Green X 235/55R17

Competitors:
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Lexus ES350

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