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2016 Buick Lacrosse
Select a Different Model (8 Available): 1SB Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 16499
MPG (EPA) 18 CTY /28 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 304@6800
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2016 Buick LaCrosse MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

An updated IntelliLink infotainment system with two USB ports and a new display screen have been added to the 2016 Buick LaCrosse. Three new exterior colors include Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic. Twenty-inch alloy wheels are now available on all-wheel-drive variants of the LaCrosse.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse is a large premium sedan that slots above the midsize Regal and is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. A new LaCrosse arrives for the 2017 model year.

Overview

Two engines are available on the 2016 LaCrosse including a mild hybrid unit called e-Assist, which combines a 2.4-liter I-4 with a small electric motor for a combined output of 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and a 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 304 hp and 264 lb-ft. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is excellent in the eAssist model at 25/36 mpg city/highway while front-drive V-6-equipped variants are rated at 18/28 mpg. All-wheel drive is only available with the V-6 and is rated at 17/26 mpg. Trunk space is on the small side for a large sedan at 13.3 cubic feet in the V-6-equipped LaCrosse and 10.8 cubic feet in the eAssist. Split-folding rear seats are standard on all variants of the LaCrosse.

Safety

Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Additional standard safety features include rear-side airbags. Active safety and driver assistance features are available as part of optional packages. The Driver Confidence package #1, which is available on the Leather and Premium trim levels, includes blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, following distance indicator, HID headlights, and a head-up display. On the Premium trims, the Driver Confidence package #2 adds adaptive cruise control with automatic forward emergency braking and the safety alert seat.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

Standard features on the base LaCrosse includes a seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, a rearview camera, keyless entry, split-folding rear seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, and power-adjustable front seats. The Comfort and Convenience package #1 is standard in the base LaCrosse adds two-way lumbar adjustment for the driver, remote start, and a universal home remote. Stepping up to the Leather trim adds keyless start, driver's seat memory, leather upholstery, eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, and heated power-adjustable side mirrors. In the range-topping Premium trim, standard features include perforated leather upholstery, a ventilated driver's seat, and a power rear sunshade. An 11-speaker Bose audio system is available as an option on the Leather trim and standard on the Premium grade.

What We Think

In a 2014 First Test review, we said that one of the LaCrosse's strong points is its cabin, which is roomy, quiet, and filled with premium touches such as ambient lighting and wood accents. However, the soft brake pedal means you have to press it harder than you need to due to it being unusually soft. In a comparison test that also included the Lexus ES 350 and Hyundai Azera, the Buick LaCrosse placed second because its body roll was better control and felt stable on the road. While the LaCrosse's interior has a lot of passenger space up front, there's too much wasted space that could be used for extra storage while the rear seats feel cramped compared to its competitors

Cool Fact

The Buick LaCrosse shares its platform with the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS.

You'll Like:

  • Quiet interior
  • Stable on the road
  • Expressive styling

You Won't Like:

  • Small trunk
  • Brake pedal is too soft
  • Cramped-feeling rear seats

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 BUICK LACROSSE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 Flex Fuel 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70)
Trim
1SB Sedan
Class
Premium Passenger Car
Horsepower
304@6800
Standard MPG
18/28
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [VLI] Cargo Area Mat (Dealer)
$182 $200

Engine: V6 Flex Fuel 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 2.640; Battery, 115 Volt Lithium Ion; Brakes, Regenerative; Emission Equipment, Lev II 5.1; Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T40); Warranty, Battery - 100000 miles/96 months NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CAV] Cargo Tray (Dealer); [SB2] Rear Spoiler, Flushmount (Dealer); [SE4t] Wheels, 18" Chrome with Tires (Dealer); [SE4] Wheels, 18" Chrome Without Tires (Dealer); [SE7t] Wheels, 18" Machined W/Painted Pockets with Tires (Dealer); [SE7] Wheels, 18" Machined W/Painted Pockets Without Tires (Dealer); [5XQt] Wheels, 19" Polished & Painted with Tires (Dealer); [5XQ] Wheels, 19" Polished & Painted without Tires (Dealer); [SEJt] Wheels, 20" Aluminum with Tires (Dealer); [SEJ] Wheels, 20" Aluminum Without Tires (Dealer)
N/C N/C

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70)

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T40)

CONTAINED IN: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
Grp Grp

Exterior Color, Dark Chocolate Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Graphite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crimson Red Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$127 $140

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.640

CONTAINED IN: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
Std Std

Battery, 115 Volt Lithium Ion

CONTAINED IN: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
Grp Grp

Brakes, Regenerative

CONTAINED IN: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
Grp Grp

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 16.6 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$45 $50

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VRV] Front and Rear Molded Splash Guards (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Spoiler, Flushmount (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$350 $385

License Plate Bracket

$13 $15

Front and Rear Molded Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Available with White Frost, Graphite Gray, Ebony Twilight, or Sparking Silver Exterior Paints; Mud Flaps
$250 $275

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Alloy & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$127 $140

Pedal Covers (Dealer)

$168 $185

Cargo Area Mat (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$72 $80

Floor Mats

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Dark Chocolate Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic Paint

$359 $395

White Frost Tricoat Paint

$905 $995

Graphite Gray Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Deep Garnet Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Quicksilver Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Ebony Twilight Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Sparkling Silver Metallic Paint

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Bucket; Passenger Seat, 2-Way Power Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Ebony Cloth with Leatherette with Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth/Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Light Neutral Cloth with Leatherette with Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Digital Media Card

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 7

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P225/55TR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Polished & Painted with Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$3212 $3530

Wheels, 19" Polished & Painted without Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$2002 $2200

Wheels, 18" Sterling Silver Painted Aluminum

$273 $300

Wheels, 18" Chrome with Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$3394 $3730

Wheels, 18" Chrome Without Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$2275 $2500

Wheels, 18" Machined W/Painted Pockets with Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$2484 $2730

Wheels, 18" Machined W/Painted Pockets Without Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$1365 $1500

Wheels, 20" Aluminum with Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$3712 $4080

Wheels, 20" Aluminum Without Tires (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [LUK] Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter EcoTec
$2457 $2700

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$104 $115

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4