2019 Buick LaCrosse

Buyer's Guide

Competition is not exactly fierce in the full-size sedan segment, and that's a shame, because there are a number of really nice cars in this class, including the Buick LaCrosse.

Changes are few for 2019, but include a new Sport Touring trim built around a blacked out grille and a set of trim-specific 19-inch wheels done in grey.

Otherwise, the LaCrosse carries over unchanged, with most cars coming with a 3.6L V6 making 310 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. Front-drive is standard and AWD optional, but both drivetrains use a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, a mild hybrid drivetrain standard in the base model pairs a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a six-speed transmission for 194 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque.

Buick's eAssist can't drive the car on electricity alone. Rather, its there to back up the gas engine's power and add a bit of performance when it's required, and cut fuel consumption in normal driving.

eAssist does have regenerative braking to help charge the battery, a stop/start function that shuts down the gas engine at stoplights to avoid burning fuel unnecessarily and active grille shutters help the car cheat the wind in highway driving.

The eAssist option gives Buick something a little different with which to compete with higher-profile entrants at the entry-level of the luxury sedan market, like the full-hybrid Lexus ES 300h and the no-hybrid Genesis G80. Other LaCrosse competitors include the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS.

At a stretch, you could make a case for cars like the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class being good cars to cross-shop here, those are more fitting targets for the Cadillac CTS, the mid-size model from GM's other upscale division.

This generation of LaCrosse debuted in 2017 with a modern dash dominated by an IntelliLink touchscreen infotainment display that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a customizable TFT gauge cluster as standard, and wireless smartphone charging is an option.

Advanced safety features include radar cruise control with pedestrian detection for its automatic braking function, self-parking abilities and lane-keeping assist. Also on the option list is General Motors' excellent vibrating safety seat, a much better way of getting the driver's attention than buzzers and beepers when the car senses something isn't quite right.

2019 Buick LaCrosse Specifications

There are 7 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $38,045 MSRP
9.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
310 hp @6800 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 Preferred FWD $38,045 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD
4dr Sdn Preferred FWD
4dr Sdn Essence FWD $40,645 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Essence FWD 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Essence FWD 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Essence FWD
4dr Sdn Essence FWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Essence FWD
4dr Sdn Essence FWD
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD $44,145 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD
4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail* $45,645 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail* 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail* 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Premium FWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail* $48,245 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail* 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail* 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Premium AWD *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD $50,345 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD
4dr Sdn Avenir FWD
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD $52,945 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD 310 hp @6800 rpm 268 ft-lb @5200 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD 197.5" 73.5" 57.5" 114.4"
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD
4dr Sdn Avenir AWD

Owner Reviews: 2019 Buick / LaCrosse

Average Rating

2012 Buick LaCrosse

by raeannbennett on 11-06-2012
very spacious and styleish.
well over all it is very spacious and easy and fun to drive the interior felt like u were lounging at a 5 star resort lots of leg room couldnt be happier
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Buick LaCrosse

by MartinV on 10-17-2012
Good but a bit pricey
I do not look at this as a luxury vehicle, with that approach I can:
-Evaluate this car as having a comfortable ride
-Above average features
-Decent handling
-Overall a good feeling, nothing stands out excessively but it does the day to day commute well.

I do like the car but the price tag hurts it. This is not worth its price when its new. I would rather pay a bit more and get a Lexus or save the difference and get a Toyota, but again, putting the cost aside I like the car.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
3/5
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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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