Thoroughly pleased with this car. I have the CXS and all the features. Here are the pro's / con's
1) this has a 12 volt plug - charge laptops other electronics which don't have USB support. Has lighter plugs both in front and rear, and separate USB plug in front. Great to have all of these within arms reach 2) quiet ride - car cruises at 2000 rpm at 75mph. Smooth ride. Has a bit thicker glass in the side windows and you can tell 3) Ergonomics - great job thinking out things - gps, radio, switches, everything is within reach (also love heads up display) 4) other toys - rear window shade, heated steering wheel, car key sensor with remote start, rear view camera 5) size - this is a pretty big car with lots of room. You don't think about it until you park next to an E series or 5 series
1) a bit sluggish - not terrible (V6) but horsepower doesn't really kick in until after 4500 rmp - a turbo on this thing would be amazing 2) gas mileage - I do a mix of city and highway travel - averaging about 19.6 mpg. Not terrible but would love it to be closer to low 20's ( this is a heavy car)
Overall - great car. Really compares (outside of acceleration) with Euro counterparts. Comfy, lots of toys, smooth ride. Takes regular gas (this I found to be a great cost savings). A good looking car. Has a nice shape and look to it.
I love everything about this car with one exception. It has terrible blind spots! I have the blinds spot alert which is great for sides but the side bar between front windshield and side windows is still hazardous as i found out 2 days ago. Totalled my cat and even though i love the car overall, i am hesitant to get another one just for that reason
I purchased a new LaCrosse for $44,000 and are having major safety problems. The power steering has been worked on and replaced numerous times and is still making noises. The exhaust system had to be replaced after numerous times at Crown Buick and finally was replaced at 3 months. The car will not start intermittently. This has happened on numerous occasions and the service department manager nor the mechanics can fix this. The trunk pops open while driving and the latch was replaced. Crown Buick and GM are aware of these ongoing problems. GM offered to replace the vehicle but has not done so to date. The car has less than 5,000 miles. I am a prisoner to my home because of this car.
I was in the market for an entry level luxury car and was looking seriously at Lexus, Chrysler 300, Acura, KIA, etc... Every review kept pointing me to this car so I had to take the plunge and buy a 2011 CXL. From the minute I got in the car to the moment I turned off the ignition I knew that this car was everything Buick talks about with regard to the refinement that they have built into this car. I am an electrical engineer which means I am very analytical and I appreciate good engineering. This car is an absolute engineering marvel. The exterior is superb in design, the interior is luxurious and roomy, the V-6 Engine is very powerful and the sound system is top notch. No Complaints!
I love the responsiveness of the V6 engine (I believe this is the same base engine as the V6 Camaro with a slightly different intake).
The handling is superb and makes it VERY fun to drive.
The sound system is clear and precise from low bass all the way through the mids and highs.
Exterior design is superior to other cars in this class and chrome accents are a plus.
LED rear lights are very good looking, LED turn signals on mirrors and entry lighting are a plus.
Blue mood lighting inside is nice.
Analog and digital speedometers are both nice.
Bluetooth with my iPhone is flawless.
Leather quality and contrasting stitching on dash is fantastic. Remote start with heated seats is a dream
People complain about the trunk release, but face it, if you're going to release the trunk it probably means you are going to get into it.
Whats so bad about walking around back and using the hidden touch sensitive pad to open the trunk?
Gas cap is on the right side of the vehicle, should also be locking but is not.
Fuel mileage rated at 27 highway, must have been tested when the car was going downhill with a 50mph tailwind.
This is a 4000+lb car and the best I have received on the highway is about 25.6 overall using cruise at 65mph.
You pay a little more for luxury and I WOULDN'T trade the 32mpg I used to get in my Honda Accord for the Lacrosse.
**BUY THIS CAR!!!**