Buick LaCrosse
Buick LaCrosse
Buick LaCrosse

2019 Buick LaCrosse

Pros: Spacious cabin; upscale interior materials; quietness; surprisingly engaging handling

Cons: All-wheel drive only offered with top trims; some testers find the non-traditional shift lever’s operation awkward

CG Says: The 2019 Buick LaCrosse gains a new Sport Touring model with unique grille and 19-inch wheels. Standard power for LaCrosse is GM’s eAssist system that combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with a compact electric motor for a total of 194 horsepower. Also available is a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available with the V6 engine. The model lineup ascends through 1SV, Preferred, Essence, Premium, new Sport Touring, and Avenir trim levels. Available features include an adaptive suspension system, massaging front seats, wireless phone charging, and power-adjustable steering wheel. Available safety features include forward collision warning and intervention with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, lane-change alert, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-path detection. The recently redesigned Buick LaCrosse improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way, offering more interior and cargo room, desirable new technology features, and handsome new styling. When properly equipped, it also delivers a surprisingly nimble driving character that’s sportier than you’d expect from a big Buick sedan. The new LaCrosse has moved upmarket from its predecessor, and the prices have risen accordingly—but this classy, comfortable, and confident big sedan justifies its cost.

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 Manufacture USA
Base Prices 1SV: $30,495
Preferred: $34,595
Essence: $37,295
AWD Essence: $41,995
Premium: $39,595
AWD Premium: $44,395
Sport Touring: $40,295
Avenir: $45,795
AWD Avenir: $47,995

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
194
Std. Transmission
6-speed autoamtic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Buick LaCrosse Avenir
2019 Buick LaCrosse Avenir
Buick LaCrosse
2019 Buick LaCrosse
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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