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2019 Buick Lacrosse
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Avenir AWD Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 48014
MPG (EPA) 20 CTY /29 HWY
Horsepower 310@6800
Torque 268@5200
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2019 Buick LaCrosse MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Roomy interior
  • Composed highway demeanor
  • Impressive acceleration and handling

You Won't Like

  • Interior materials are a mixed bag
  • Unintuitive shifter

New for 2019

A new Sport Touring trim level is added to the lineup, featuring a 310 horsepower V-6, a blacked-out grille, and 19-inch wheels. An air ionizer is now standard on Avenir models, and two new colors join the palette: Carrageen Metallic and Dark Shadow Metallic.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The LaCrosse is Buick's full-size sedan, featuring six trim levels ranging from a front-wheel drive four-cylinder to an all-wheel drive V-6.

2019 LaCrosse: The base LaCrosse comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power front leatherette seats, HID headlights, 4G LTE mobile hotspot and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2019 LaCrosse Preferred: The Preferred adds a power tilt and telescoping wheel as well as a cargo net.

2019 LaCrosse Essence: The Essence adds heated and leather seats, driver-side memory seating, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and articulating headlights.

2019 LaCrosse Premium: Premium trim contains a heated steering wheel, a heads-up display, rear cross-traffic alert, and front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage function.

2019 LaCrosse Sport Touring: The Sport Touring trim features a black mesh grille, a rear spoiler, body-color fender vents, and 19-inch black aluminum wheels.

2019 LaCrosse Avenir: The top-level Avenir includes a black mesh grille, panoramic moonroof, satellite navigation, and wireless smartphone charging.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The LaCrosse comes standard with a 2.5-liter four cylinder eAssist mild hybrid system making 194 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels. The mild hybrid system replaces the alternator with a motor/generator, capable of recouping small amounts of electricity in a lithium-ion battery. The compact electric motor is used for smoother stop/start transitions. The eAssist system is EPA-rated at 25/35 city/highway. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine produces 310 hp and 268 lb-ft paired with a nine-speed automatic and is available with front-wheel drive (20/30) and all-wheel drive (20/29 for the 2018 model) models.

Safety

The 2019 LaCrosse received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). From the IIHS, the LaCrosse received a front crash prevention designation of Superior by the IIHS (Superior is the highest possible rating), with tests performed on a LaCrosse equipped with the Driver Confidence Package 2. The LaCrosse fully avoided a collision in the 12-mph low-speed autobrake test, and in the 25-mph high-speed autobrake test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.

The Driver Confidence 1 package includes rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot/lane change alerts. The Driver Confidence Package 2 adds park assist, front pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and automatic cruise control. Premium and Avenir trims feature forward collision alert and safety alert seat.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

As the only remaining full-size sedan in Buick's lineup, the spacious LaCrosse has room for five. Front- and rear-seat legroom is 42 and 38 inches, respectively. Trunk space in V-6 models measures 15 cubic feet, while the battery in four-cylinder eAssist models reduces space to 14.3 cubic feet. The rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split configuration.

Technology

The 2019 Buick LaCrosse comes standard with an 8-speaker stereo, keyless entry and ignition with remote start, 4G LTE with wireless hotspot and an 8.0-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A Sights and Sounds package (available on Essence trim levels and above) adds satellite navigation, HD radio, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system.

What We Think

In our First Test of the Buick LaCrosse, we were impressed with its reflexes. "For a big sedan like this," we wrote, "it's downright sporty if you drive it hard enough," and the car still returned impressive fuel economy. If only the interior were as impressive, as we observed "cheap materials on the dashboard and center console."

Time spent during a First Test with a loaded LaCrosse Avenir reinforced these opinions. We concluded: "Sadly, the lack of attention to detail in the interior means it falls short of being a full-fledged luxury car, and it doesn't have the level of refinement expected of one."

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2019 BUICK LACROSSE SPECIFICATIONS
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Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (M3G)
Trim
Avenir AWD Sedan
Class
Premium Passenger Car
Horsepower
310@6800
Standard MPG
20/29
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [CAV] Cargo Tray (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [51F] All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer); [RIA] All Weather Floor Liners - Front & Rear (Dealer); [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer); [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [VLI] Cargo Mat (Dealer)
$382 $420

Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: All-Weather Cargo Mat; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$182 $200

All Weather Protection Group (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [RIA] All Weather Floor Liners - Front & Rear (Dealer); [CAV] Cargo Tray (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [51F] All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer); [VAV] All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [VLI] Cargo Mat (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$263 $290

Driver Confidence Package #2

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Automatic Collision Preparation; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Parking Assistance
$1537 $1690

Dynamic Drive Package

INCLUDES: Chassis Continuously Variable Real Time Damping; Sport Mode Selectivity; Tires, P245/40R20; Wheels, 20" Alloy
$1183 $1300

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (M3G)

Std Std

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Carrageen Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Satin Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pewter Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

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)

CONTAINED IN: [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$122 $135

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [WPA] Driver Confidence Package #2
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

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

Cargo Area Organizer, Collapsible (Dealer)

$127 $140

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

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

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.900

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 15.8 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Sport Mode Selectivity

CONTAINED IN: [PDW] Dynamic Drive Package
Pkg Pkg

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive 4WD

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Rear Spoiler (Dealer)

$377 $415

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front

Std Std

All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer)

INCLUDES: All-Weather Floor Liners Front Only; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RIA] All Weather Floor Liners - Front & Rear (Dealer); [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$118 $130

All-Weather Cargo Mat

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

All-Weather Floor Liners Front Only

CONTAINED IN: [51F] All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [VYW] Front and Rear Floor Mats (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [51F] All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer); [PDH] Buick Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy & Leather On Instrument Panel ; Piano Black On Shift Knob ; Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Alloy/Leather On Doors

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Premium Carpeted, Front and Rear, Black and Light Neutral

CONTAINED IN: [VYW] Front and Rear Floor Mats (Dealer)
Grp Grp

All Weather Floor Liners - Front & Rear (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [51F] All Weather Floor Liners (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer)
$191 $210

Sport Pedals (Dealer)

$163 $180

Universal Tablet Holder (Dealer)

$13 $15

Steering Wheel: Heated Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$136 $150

Front and Rear Floor Mats (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Floor Mats, Carpet; Premium Carpeted, Front and Rear, Black and Light Neutral
$172 $190

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Cargo Mat (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PEF] All Weather Protection Group (Dealer); [PDE] Winter and Summer Floor Mat Package (Dealer)
$72 $80

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

White Frost Tricoat

$637 $700

Carageen Metallic

N/C N/C

Satin Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Pewter Metallic

N/C N/C

Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Automatic Collision Preparation

CONTAINED IN: [WPA] Driver Confidence Package #2
Pkg Pkg

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlights, Xenon

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Side Blind Zone Alert

Std Std

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [WPA] Driver Confidence Package #2
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

$31 $35

Highway Safety Kit (Dealer)

$81 $90

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leather with Ebony Interior

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leather with Chestnut Interior

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Ventilated 12-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory and Active Massage

Std Std

Audio System, IntelliLink AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Eleven Bose® Speakers Surround Sound and Bose® Surround Sound System

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Chassis Continuously Variable Real Time Damping

CONTAINED IN: [PDW] Dynamic Drive Package
Pkg Pkg

Suspension, QuietTuning w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/40R20

CONTAINED IN: [PDW] Dynamic Drive Package
Pkg Pkg

Tires, P245/45VR19 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$68 $75

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [PDW] Dynamic Drive Package
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
48
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 GM announces a Down Payment Assistance Program to be used on an unsupported APR finance contract through GM Financial. 05-31-2019
$500 GM announces Customer Cash on select models. 05-31-2019
$5500 GM announces Standalone Customer Cash on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - GM announces a GM Financial Standalone APR and Down Payment Assistance program that is good towards the purchase of select models. 05-31-2019
$5000 GM announces a Bonus Cash that is good towards a purchase on select models. 05-31-2019