Drove away in my 2011 Red Jewell Tintcoat CXL 3.6 L V6 on 8/30/10. After comparing/contrasting with the Acura TL and Lexus 350, the LaCross won hands down. The LaCross is sporty, yet refined and priced just right- mid 30's. It is definitely a head turner.
Blue ambient lighting adds much class. The 18" chrome wheels are sharp. The ride is comfortable and handling is superb. The interior is also classy- nothing cheap about anything.
More (and larger) cubby holes for storage.Several posts mention visibility issues when parking-rear parking assist should help with this.