2016 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 2016, Buick’s large car gets an updated Intellilink infotainment system with dual USB ports and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Also, 20-inch wheels are optional on Premium all-wheel-drive models. Note that the 2016 model year is the last for the current-generation Buick LaCrosse. A redesigned LaCrosse has been unveiled and is slated to go on sale within the next year as a 2017 model. We consider the 2016 Buick 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 TLX. 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 1SV: $31,065
Base: $33,810
2WD Leather: $35,900
AWD Leather: $38,905
2WD Premium: $38,200
2WD Premium II: $40,145
AWD Premium: $40,675
Sport Touring: $34,065

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
2016 Buick LaCrosse