Completely redesigned for 2017, the new Buick LaCrosse is currently one of the most appealing options in its class. Unlike its unattractive predecessor, the latest LaCrosse boasts a handsome appearance and amply equipped interior. Also,the third generation of this large mid-size sedan sits atop a new platform and uses a new engine. For 2018 it is due to receive several minor tweaks that will make it even more competitive. Together with the 2018 Buick Regal redesign, the upcoming LaCrosses letting just above it should boost Buick’s sales significantly. According to some sources, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse is likely to go on sale in the third quarter of 2017.
Design and Features
The all-new LaCrosse features a radical departure from its predecessor in terms of exterior styling. Instead of the recognizable waterfall front grille of the old version, the redesigned model sports a less conspicuous one. The new grille comes in three colors and features a sleek wing element that stretches from side to side. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse also gets a sculpted hood, as well as a completely restyled rear end. In a way, this stylish sedan gives the brand an entirely new face.
Interior design of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse is clean and modern in most respects. Its cabin comes replete with quality materials, as well as sleek styling cues such as frameless center display. The interior leaves an overall impression of a European-style design you would expect from a Volvo. Both the rear seat and cargo area offer more than generous space. Some of the standard amenities include keyless entry and push-button start, HID headlights, as well as rearview camera and sensors. Expect also high-tech features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar, and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
2018 Buick LaCrosse Engine
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse will have the tried and tested 3.6-liter V6 at its disposal. This sophisticated engine generates 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque, while using direct injection and cylinder deactivation. It also comes paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission as well as auto stop/start technologies.
2018 Buick LaCrosse Price
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is likely to start at $33,000, while topping out around $50,000. Whereas its lower trims take on cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima, the more expensive models can rival even the likes of Lexus ES.