My husband and I drove the 2010 Malibu and the Ford Taurus since these were the other two considerations for our purchase. Neither one held a candle to the Lacrosse. It didn't take long to decide after we took it for a ride. This is a beautiful car with the handling of a sportier car, which I like. Do yourself a favor and test drive one.
I love the interior lighting and the cockpit feel of the front seats. The back has plenty of room for adults. There are so many things I love that it would take up too much room to write. I love the pickup that it has and the ride is exceptional
I had a little trouble with backing up since there seems to be a blind spot but this is getting easier as I get used to the car.