New face for a big sedan.
Buick has a surprisingly efficient and smooth-driving machine in the LaCrosse eAssist.
The no-cost hybrid.
the best sedan i've seen which has this much ground clearance....
For anyone who hasn't purchased an american car for several decades ( like me ), getting into a new LaCrosse was a very pleasant surprise. The quality of materials along with the fit and finish astounded me. If the update even improved upon that - great for GM and US car buyers!
Love the height! Bring on winter.
It's way too tall. Looks like a chromed AWD Subaru sedan.
It is an interesting refresh...looks good and clean...and current Buick vehicles are good alternative to Acura and Lincoln vehicles
This car is again for the 60 and up crowd, and desperately needs GM's new 8 spd transmission. It might have some nice elements, but not enough to lure a younger crowd. At least the 2014 GS is a nice option for the 35 to 50 crowd. The ES and 300s are better options in my opinion.
Looks great in an Avis lot or at grandpa's house
Great info thanks.
Buick is getting squeezed from both ends with the LaCrosse. Perhaps if Cadillac didn't make the XTS, the LaCrosse could be pushed further upmarket...just as the fact that there is no Cadillac car on the Lambda platform, thereby making the Buick Enclave the nicest that GM has to offer in that arena. Or maybe if the Impala wasn't so nice, the LaCrosse could relax a bit. But as nice as the Impala is, it's only competitive--not exceptional--and dumbing it down would only send it back toward W-body undesirability. The problem is that no other company has a mid-tier brand like Buick (except for Ford's Lincoln, which arguably competes with Buick rather than Cadillac).
I think the solution is for Buick to ditch the LaCrosse and lower the price on the XTS some. But the Enclave, Verano, Regal and Encore are arguably keepers. Then Buick should start bringing over more Opel models to give us that undiluted European experience. And maybe they could build another Riviera off of the Epsilon architecture (since GM's only coupes are RWD and performance-oriented). I understand that a lot of the LaCrosse's buyers buy it because they've always bought Buick, but if the LaCrosse was no longer available and the Cadillac was actually attainable, wouldn't they want to upgrade to the XTS?
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The Epsilon II platform debuted in 2008 and is for mid-sized cars. The long-wheelbase version of that platform (called Super Epsilon) is meant for full-sized cars and was introduced in 2009 with the release of the 2010 LaCrosse. So, no, it really isn't old. Old was the GM W-Body platform that was used up until the 2013 Impala (and which is still used for fleet Impalas)...or the body-on-frame Ford Panther platform that was used up until the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Town Car...
Does it need a redesign? Now that the new 2014 Impala (also on the Super Epsilon) platform is stealing the LaCrosse's thunder...it probably *does* need a redesign.
My wife recently got rid of her 2010 Lacrosse after 2 and a half years on a 4 year lease. She is short and no matter how the head rest was adjusted it kept hitting her in the head. She had to use a pillow to get a way from it. She hated it because the pillow kept getting in the way. I could not stand driving it far because my right knee rested on the hard plastic plastic trim on the center consul. I drove it on vacation and had to wrap a thick towel around my leg because the pain got so intense. She says getting her new Ford Fusion Titanium was the smartest thing she ever did even though she had to pay thousands of $ to get out of her lease early. The new Buick looks good, but I bet those problems did not go away.
Buick needs a bigger car than this.
Not really. It needs a major redesign. The design is old and probably so is the platform.
Better than fake wood...
This review is a joke. The writer, based on the opening paragraphs, already has it in for the car. I have a Lucerne and is bulletproof mechanically. I bought it new when I was in my 30's. People who buy Buicks, want a reliable, quiet car that rides comfortably and pay near luxury prices. It's not meant to compete with the Mustang Shelby. Rear wheel drive is great as long as you don't live where it snows. Who cares about the faux wood? I don't. This article was meant for Toyota Avalon and Camry, both when in silver, have all the soul of a grocery cart.
The Lacrosse is a touring car, but the trunk is too small for a week's luggage. The 13.3 cubes are not much better than a Camaro's. Strangely, the new Impala's trunk is about the same as the previous model's-- meaning close to 20 cubes. Another good reason to buy the better looking and more commodious Impala. Of course, a lot of upscale buyers will not even look at a car named "Impala"-- let alone the bread and butter Chevy name..