2017 Buick LaCrosse Redesigned To Have A Classy Styling

Mar 26, 2017 01:20 PM EDT | Anthony Hunter

Looking for a large sedan? The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is quite simply one of the best options. Completely redesigned and improved for 2017, the new LaCrosse should easily meet each customer's desires if they're looking for a quieter, more comfortable and more refined vehicle.

The LaCrosse went on sale in early summer 2016, features a brand new grille design with a huge opening distinguished by the return of the three color red, silver, and blue Buick tri-shield, accented by the wing-shaped elements set against darkened waterfall grille bars. The new car is longer, lower and wider than the ongoing model.

In addition, it is about 300 pounds lighter than the ongoing LaCrosse, mainly due to its press-hardened, high-strength steel which contributes to a greater efficiency and more responsive handling.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick, said, "The new LaCrosse is drop-dead gorgeous and signals the next phase of Buick's international momentum. Its quietness, comfort and connectivity were developed to set new standards in the segment, supported by technologies not offered by competitors such as the Lexus ES."

On the inside, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is made with top-quality materials and a lush, but not the overdone feel that is the hallmark of the automaker. Materials used for the new LaCrosse are a good mix of leathers, wood, plastics, and faux metal edging.

Also, like many big sedans, the new LaCrosse has a spacious interior with enough legroom for one six-footers to sit behind another. The rear headroom is more limited due to the car's sloping roofline.

Under the hood, the new LaCrosse is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 310 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque that is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It comes with amenities in the base LaCrosse trim level, but has more luxury, safety and technology features in the Preferred, Essence, and Premium trim levels.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse also comes with a lot of safety features. It includes ten standard airbags, automatic park assist, lane keeps assist, adaptive cruise control, forward automatic braking, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, a rear vision camera, forward collision alert and safety alert seat.


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