- The restyled 2014 Buick LaCrosse starts at $34,060, reflecting a $1,505 price increase over the outgoing model.
- A new Ultra Luxury interior package adds another $2,495 to the bottom line.
- The 2014 Buick LaCrosse undercuts three of its key rivals, the 2013 Acura TL, 2013 Lexus ES 350 and the 2014 Lincoln MKS.
DETROIT — The restyled 2014 Buick LaCrosse starts at $34,060, including a $925 destination charge, reflecting a $1,505 price increase over the outgoing model.
GM said the 2014 LaCrosse will go on sale later this year.
A new Ultra Luxury interior package adds another $2,495 to the bottom line. The package adds Tamo Ash wood throughout the cabin, jet black synthetic suede on the headliner and vanity mirrors and semi-aniline full leather seats in sangria color.
A $1,745 Driver Confidence 2 package adds adaptive cruise control, an automatic collision prep system and the Safety Alert Seat that uses vibrations on the seat bottom to alert the driver of the direction of a potential crash threat.
The 2014 LaCrosse, which features exterior and interior improvements, debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse undercuts three of its key rivals, the 2013 Acura TL, 2013 Lexus ES 350 and the 2014 Lincoln MKS.
The 2014 Lincoln MKS starts at $41,320, including an $895 destination charge. The 2013 Acura TL starts at $36,800, including an $895 destination charge. Honda has not announced 2014 pricing on the Acura TL. The 2013 Lexus ES 350 starts at $37,265, including an $895 destination charge. Toyota has not announced 2014 Lexus ES 350 pricing.
The 2014 LaCrosse gets new front and rear styling, featuring signature wing-shape LED daytime running lights and LED wraparound taillights. The cabin gets new seats, upgraded materials and a redesigned central instrument panel and console.
Buick said some of the interior redesign centers on "greater simplicity." The new center stack radio controls have only seven buttons compared to the previous 17.
Power comes from a choice of two carryover engines — a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with eAssist light electrification technology or a 3.6-liter V6. Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Edmunds says: Buick's largest, most traditional sedan strives to be among the value leaders in its segment.