2005 marked the debut of the Buick LaCrosse and the designers of the model definitely had their fingers on the pulse of the market. The LaCrosse embodies a high degree of elegance and sophistication. Such traits firmly establish the vehicle as being perfect for consumers looking for a luxury car. When the 2014 models first came out, quite a number of buyers interested in a high quality family car were willing to pay the standing MSRP of $33,535 for a new Buick LaCrosse.
On all levels of luxury, the Buick LaCrosse does not disappoint. Not only is riding in one of the models a luxurious experience, the LaCrosse can definitely handle quite well at any speed and does so with a quiet motor. So excellent is the handling, the vehicle was given the 2013 Best Full-Size Car for Families from US News and World Report.
Much of the value in owning this car is found in its engine. Interestingly, the 2014 model offers the four-cylinder V4 engine integrated with eAssist as well as a V6 option. The purpose of the smaller engine is to deliver even greater fuel economy. For those with an eye on the futuristic landscape of fuel efficient cars, this particular automobile might be a smart choice. Do not be lulled into thinking the V4 engines lacks power. Despite the size, the smaller engine can still deliver up to 1,000lbs of towing capacity.
The LaCrosse Base model comes with 2.4L I4 engine. The engine logs in at 182 horsepower and generates 6,700 RPM. The torque experience is 172 lb-ft at 4,900 RPM. The larger 3.6L V6 engine certainly will appeal to those who want a high performance car. The horsepower associated with this particular engine is 304 with a full 6,800 RPM. The torque is equally impressive at 264 lb-ft and it delivers an equally impressive 5,300 RPM. Front Wheel and All Wheel Drive are both available amongst the different trims.
The Buick Lacrosse is still in production, but there is an abundance of preowned Lacrosse vehicles for sell which enables consumers to obtain this car at a variety of price points. Consider this another positive trait to the model since consumers do not have to feel limited in terms of engine performance and fuel economy when weighing options to buy a particularly priced Buick sedan.
The 2014 base sedan is built with a 15.8 gallon tank and offers solid fuel economy in the form of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The MPG achieved with the larger V6 engines are in the range of 17 in the city and 26 on the highway.
Traction and stability control are commonly mentioned as safety features, but they also should be noted for their generous contribution to performance. A car that rides in a stable manner definitely is going to be worth the investment and the 2014 Buick LaCrosse surely is a smooth ride.
The history of the current LaCrosse has been an interesting one. As times and tastes change, the LaCrosse has been able to innovate and remain relevant. Perhaps this is why the car still sells well today. Previously owned vehicles can definitely be a good investment. Looking into offers on 2013 models might be the best strategy for the luxury buyer seeking a solid family sedan. The 2014 model is also appealing, and offers numerous safety, interior and performance features.
BUICK LACROSSE SAFETY RATINGS
The safety crash tests on the 2014 Buick LaCrosse have been quite encouraging. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2014 model a rating of 'good' for all crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration scores are even more encouraging. The NHTSA gave the vehicle a perfect FIVE STAR overall rating. Quite a number of necessary safety features can be found in a 2014 LaCrosse. Anti-locking brakes help enhance stopping immensely. Other features include passenger sensing system for air bags, rear-seat Thorax Air Bags, and height adjustable seatbelts.