2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
My husband and I were very impressed with the style if both the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal. Typical of Buick, a nice smooth ride and the turbo in the Regal was snappy and fun. However, getting in and out of the car is a job, and can even be painful! Out being harder than in. The WIDE plastic side of the seats containing the seat controls jabs one in the leg or buttock! There is no way to avoid it. There is no cushioning over the plastic, nor is it a thin piece of plastic. Very UNtypical of Buick's of the past. If your expecting that old comfortable feel we use to have in Buick seating, you won't find it getting in and out of these cars.
Change your seats! Getting in and out over the hard plastic sides of the seat is soooo uncomfortable! It's like climbing over a 2x4. It's the Only reason we didn't buy the LaCrosse. The Regal also has this undesireable feature as well as uncomfortable hard leather. I cannot believe that Buick let what had been known as a comfy car to drive, sit and relax in, allow such a painful climb in and out of the vehicle.
My '97 Park Avenue is still a keeper with much more comfort...and still holding together nicely after 86,000 miles. It has cushion over the plastic seat control mechanism! You cannot even tell there is plastic under that bit of cushioning.