2015 Buick LaCrosse

Pros: Impressive fuel economy with 4-cylinder engine; touchscreen infotainment system; comfortable, upscale interior

Cons: Rear visibility is restricted by thick roof pillars and small rear window; middling acceleration with 4-cylinder engine

CG Says: For 2015, Buick’s large car receives an updated Intellilink infotainment system that includes Text Messaging Alerts and Siri Eyes Free functionality for Apple iPhone users. Also new are four-way-adjustable front-seat headrests and OnStar with 4G LTE Internet connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Additionally, the rearview camera system is now a standard feature. We consider the LaCrosse a large car, while GM thinks it competes against premium-midsize entries such as the Lexus ES 350. LaCrosse acquits itself very well in both segments, though maybe not against sportier models like the Chrysler 300 or Acura TL. Shoppers who are looking at any car in this price class would do well to give LaCrosse a close look.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacturer USA
Base Prices Base: $33,635
2WD Leather: $35,510
AWD Leather: $38,515
2WD Premium: $37,810
2WD Premium II: $39,755
AWD Premium: $40,285

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
304
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

2014 Buick LaCrosse 1SL AWD
2015 Buick LaCrosse