2011 Buick LaCrosse

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2011:

- 2.4-litre four-cylinder standard on front-wheel drive CXL models

- 3.0-litre V6 discontinued

- Variable-ratio electric power steering on 2.4-litre models

For 2011, the Buick LaCrosse makes the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine standard equipment on the front-wheel drive CXL model, while the 3.0-litre V6 that was previously offered on the CX and CXL trim lines has been discontinued. The 3.6-litre direct-injection V6 offered in 2010 is now the only V6 choice. The 2.4-litre models also feature variable-ratio electric power steering.

The LaCrosse comes with a choice of 2.4-litre four-cylinder or 3.6-litre V6, both with six-speed automatic transmissions. The 2.4-litre is standard on the CX and CXL FWD; both models can be optioned to the V6. The 3.6-litre V6 is the only engine available in the CXL AWD and CXS.

Features on the CX include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, cargo net, cruise control, floor mats, driver information centre, tire pressure monitoring system, OnStar, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, illuminated vanity mirrors, garage door opener, auto up/down front windows, express-down rear windows, cloth seats with eight-way power driver’s adjustment, rear seat pass-through, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, and automatic headlamps.

The CXL adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, driver’s power lumbar adjuster, eight-way power passenger seat, magnetic variable-effort steering, and remote starter.

The CXL AWD adds 18-inch alloy wheels.

The CXS adds 18-inch chrome-plated alloy wheels, auto-dimming driver’s side exterior mirror, 120-volt household power outlet, heated leather-wrapped and wood steering wheel, power rear sunshade, perforated heated and ventilated leather seats, driver’s side memory, premium Harman/Kardon surround sound system, iPod interface, bright exhaust tips, keyless ignition, and rear parking assist.

2011 Buick LaCrosse Specifications

There are 4 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $31,760 MSRP
8.7
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
280 hp @6300 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L $31,760 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L 280 hp @6300 rpm 259 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L 196.9" 73.1" 59.2" 111.7"
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L N/A
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L
4dr Sdn CX FWD 2.4L
4dr Sdn CXL FWD $34,910 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CXL FWD 280 hp @6300 rpm 259 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CXL FWD 196.9" 73.1" 59.2" 111.7"
4dr Sdn CXL FWD
4dr Sdn CXL FWD N/A
4dr Sdn CXL FWD
4dr Sdn CXL FWD
4dr Sdn CXL AWD $38,985 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CXL AWD 280 hp @6300 rpm 259 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CXL AWD 196.9" 73.1" 59.2" 111.7"
4dr Sdn CXL AWD
4dr Sdn CXL AWD N/A
4dr Sdn CXL AWD
4dr Sdn CXL AWD
4dr Sdn CXS FWD $41,985 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn CXS FWD 280 hp @6300 rpm 259 ft-lb @4800 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn CXS FWD 196.9" 73.1" 59.2" 111.7"
4dr Sdn CXS FWD
4dr Sdn CXS FWD N/A
4dr Sdn CXS FWD
4dr Sdn CXS FWD

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Owner Reviews: 2011 Buick / LaCrosse

Average Rating

2011 Buick LaCrosse

Trim: XLS
by Formulahawk on 01-31-2013
LaCrosse comparable to Lexus?
Hello, when I was shopping for my Buick Lacrosse I was comparing it to my former car a 2010 Lexus ES 350. I rate it very comparable to the Lexus, same quality ride and quiet. Beautiful and top quality interior, outstanding audio system!

The difference maker for me was the additional features Lexus did not have:
- heads up display
- audio sytem

And the price, thousands less that the Lexus.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2011 Buick LaCrosse

by linmik on 11-09-2012
Buick Lacrosse
Not an old man car anymore...

Excellent ride, comfortable and well appointed... It has the get up and go you need at times and smooth as silk....
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2011 Buick LaCrosse

by RajahM on 10-16-2012
Sleek, stream lined car made for today's fuel economy.
Family sized car with great fuel effeciency. Air, cruise, and tilt standard equipment. Blue tooth option for business on the go. Adjustable controls for personalized comfort seating. Stylish black leather upholstery with eye-catching white stitching. Cushioned Buick ride.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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