Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

2005 Buick LaCrosse
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2005 Buick LaCrosse

Pros

  • Six-passenger seating availability, supremely quiet ride, powerful and refined engine in CXS model, attractive interior.

Cons

  • Stability control limited to CXS trim, base engine lacks refinement, only comes with a four-speed automatic.

Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan for Sale

Buick LaCrosse 2005 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
50,863 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
Country Buick GMC
6.7 mi away
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$179 Below Market
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Buick LaCrosse 2005 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
106,257 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
(15)
Fair Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
9.1 mi away
List$3,602
Est.Loan: $74/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2005 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
122,973 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CX
Purcellville Motors
15.8 mi away
List$4,850
Est.Loan: $99/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2005 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
114,939 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CX
Fitzgerald Buick GMC
20.3 mi away
List$3,672
Est.Loan: $75/mo
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$193 Below Market
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It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Buick LaCrosse 2005 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
0
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CX
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$2,496
Est.Loan: $51/mo
$69 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE.....ASK FOR MILITARY SPECIAL.....WE BUY CARS....BRING IN YOUR CAR FOR AN APPRAISAL....ALL POWER..........BLACK exterior and GRAY interior .Features include.........CD player ..power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 3 month3000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151
Buick LaCrosse 2005 CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)
92,395 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CXS
Elite Motors Of Joppa
67.3 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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%2A%2A LEATHER %2A%2A SUNROOF %2A%2A PARK ASSIST %2A%2A HEATED SEATS %2A%2A AUTO %2A%2A POWER %2A%2A INSPECTED %2A%2A Call us at 410-676-0101, Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5. %2A%2A 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS FULLY-LOADED with only 92k miles %2A%2A 2-owner, ACCIDENT-FREE, CLEAN CARFAX. %2A%2A 3.6L V6 motor runs great and automatic transmission shifts smooth. %2A%2A CXS model is FULLY-LOADED w/ leather, sunroof, park assist, heated seats, in-dash CD player. %2A%2A All power equipment functions properly and audio sounds great. %2A%2A INSPECTED%2521%2521 %2A%2A The Buick just passed MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION and is ready to go%2521%2521 %2A%2A TEXT us 24/7 at 443-813-2939 or give us a call at 410-676-0101 with any questions or to schedule a time to come and test drive the vehicle. We are open Mon-Fri 10-7 and Sat 10-5. Give us a call at 410-676-0101. We are a family run business serving the Maryland area for over 30 years. Thanks
Buick LaCrosse 2005 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
134,685 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CX
(1)
Clear Choice Auto Sales
85.8 mi away
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2005 CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)
108,401 miles
Used 2005
Buick LaCrosse
CXS
Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville
83.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With more refined power under the hood and a contemporary interior, this replacement for the Regal and Century could go a long way toward reestablishing Buick as a premium brand.

2005 Highlights

The LaCrosse is an all-new premium sedan replacement for both the Century and Regal sedans.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Buick LaCrosse.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Totally mediocre
totally mediocre,01/27/2009
I purchased this car used with 22,000 miles. Initially, I was very impressed with the design of the exterior and the interior materials. However, with time I have been mildly disappointed. No major complaints, just room for improvement. Like every other review, I am also disappointed with the fuel economy. Also, the 3.8 liter engine is not nearly as quiet or refined as other reviews suggest. The seats are unsupportive and stiff, although the leather is of very good quality. Have had an ongoing problem with the airbag light coming on for no apparent reason. Finally, the trunk lid has no handle to pull it up. Sounds minor but is very inconvenient.
Not your father's Buick!
GM 3.8 fan,02/23/2010
I bought this CXL with the legendary 3.8 engine. It had 37,000 miles and was lightly used. I have driven it 7,000 miles. I love the 3.8 engine and GM got it right with the last of the series. Great around town mileage and good highway mileage. The original tires are about shot and I intend to upgrade with premium rubber. GM needs to put better original tires on its premium models. No problems and my mechanic has raved about the good deal I got from a VW dealer. The car depreciated to where a guy with two kids in college can afford a top line car for the cost of a tin can. My only complaint is that I wish the front leather seats were as nice as the European-style seats on my 1994 Bonneville.
First Year Flaws
GM Brat,08/20/2008
I have now owned this Buick for 3+ years and have put 75k miles on her. She is still very docile, quiet and well mannered, just what you would expect from a Buick.
Still impressed almost 3 years later.
J C Glover,04/08/2008
After having driven Japanese cars for almost 20 years, I purchased a GM car with trepidation. Amazingly, GM got it right with this car in 2005. When I turned in my Lexus in Aug '05 I felt deprived but the LaCrosse had all the luxury features and more!
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Buick LaCrosse
More About This Model

Buick marketing pros, engineers and executives alike have made a rather bold statement about the new 2005 Buick LaCrosse. "The Lexus ES 330 was our target while developing this car and we think we've hit the mark." Not surprisingly, we met that statement with a healthy dose of skepticism. But don't start writing your "you're anti-American" letters just yet. It's not that we think Buicks are bad cars — quite the opposite. Domestic brands like Buick, Oldsmobile and Lincoln have been showing up near the top of lists like the J.D. Power initial quality survey for years now. But the problem with Buick hasn't been quality so much as public perception. Long seen as a car built strictly for "old people," many consumers simply ignore Buick because the cars just don't seem appealing when compared to brands like Acura, Infiniti, Lexus and now Chrysler. We can't blame them — Buick has done little to debunk its stodgy image, as cars like the Century, LeSabre and Regal seem almost proud of their blandness. Not so with the Buick LaCrosse.

GM wants you to believe that there's a new wind blowing through the halls of Buick, and the LaCrosse is the latest manifestation of that new spirit. Led by the Buick Rendezvous, then the Buick Rainier and more recently the Buick Terraza minivan (or "Sport Van" as GM likes to call it), the company has introduced enough new products in recent years to bolster the idea that its revival is more than just hype. It's not lost on us that the last three new cars have been truck-type vehicles, but with the debut of the Buick LaCrosse, the company is now turning its attention back to the car side of the equation and it's about time.

But back to that statement about the new Buick LaCrosse sedan matching the Lexus ES 330. Regardless of whether the company has hit the mark or not, Buick is serious about bringing its cars up a notch or two. The two-step process involves giving the cars and trucks higher-quality interiors and incorporating a "Quiet Tuning" package that essentially makes the cars smoother and quieter — you know, like a Lexus.

In Buick's eyes, the road to Lexus-like vehicles is paved with Quiet Tuning technology and in many ways it works. There are many aspects to Quiet Tuning, but the biggest gains are the result of adding laminate to the windshield and side windows, adding a noise-suppressing engine cover, recalibrating various belt-driven pulleys, revising the power steering lines and installing extra sound-deadening material throughout the cabin. A special exhaust system is also part of the package. Unique resonators and mufflers are also employed to reduce exhaust noise.

So has Buick built a real Lexus fighter in the new LaCrosse? Yes and no. If the only goal is to build a car that has a firm but supple ride combined with an ultraquiet interior, then yes, it has done just that: The LaCrosse at least equals the ES 330 in these areas. However, there is more to a great car than just a quiet interior. Some of the essential elements of a premium sedan are simply missing. Although there are plans to add one later, there is currently no navigation system offered on the LaCrosse. Also, the lack of a power-adjustable seat back is a glaring omission. The seat bottoms and lumbar adjustments are power and the seats overall are quite comfortable, but you'll have to adjust the rake of the seat back manually no matter which trim level you choose. That is decidedly un-Lexus-like.

On the plus side, the Buick LaCrosse offers the option of five- or six-passenger seating — five-passenger versions get a center armrest and storage container, while the six-passenger version has a column-mounted gear selector and a center armrest that folds away. The dash incorporates plenty of wood grain and leather with the overall look being very pleasant if not ultra premium. Look closer, though, and the faux wood trim is hardly convincing, as even the Saturn Relay minivan that we drove the same day seemed to have nicer trim. The LaCrosse's center stack works well, but its matte black finish is rather bland, and excessive space on either side of the stereo head unit makes it look like something is missing. It's these little things that conspire to give the LaCrosse a less-than-Lexus appeal when taken as a whole.

Get behind the wheel of the top-of-the-line Buick LaCrosse CXS and you'll find little to complain about. Available trim levels are CX, CXL and CXS. The CXS benefits from bigger wheels and tires (17s versus the 16s on the CX and CXL), an upgraded FE3 suspension and a unique engine. The standard Buick LaCrosse power plant is GM's 3800 Series III V6 that makes an adequate 200 horsepower. The CXS alone receives an all-aluminum, 3.6-liter V6 with variable valve timing that makes 240 hp and provides plenty of silent thrust — just like a Lexus.

All trim levels come with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Lexus ES 330 uses a five-speed automatic, but in this case, the Buick comes out on top by virtue of the fact that its smooth-shifting four-speed is immune to the Lexus unit's propensity to shift hard and "hunt" for the right gear.

Take the Buick LaCrosse around some twists and turns and it doesn't suffer from excessive body roll or that uncontrolled "floaty" feeling often associated with older Buicks. In fact, the LaCrosse is probably the best-handling Buick ever mass-produced. Curiously, the LaCrosse in CXS trim feels sportier than the Lexus ES that was its target. Another indication that Buick may have thrown out the old playbook is the firm and well-balanced brakes. Lacking the excessive travel and mushy feel of many GM sedans, the LaCrosse again comes off as a reasonable "sporty" sedan.

Like most GM cars, the real advantage over the import-branded competition comes into play when considering price. The base price for a midlevel Buick LaCrosse CXL is about $26,000, whereas an ES 330's price starts at $32,000. On the Lexus, items like a navigation system and power-adjustable pedals are extra-cost items, but at least buyers have the option of choosing those things.

Priced more like a loaded, V6-powered Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, the 2005 Buick LaCrosse offers a lot of features for a fair price. Does it ultimately top the Lexus ES 330? In some ways, the answer is yes. The ride, handling, transmission and interior noise levels are all on par with, or in some cases, better than the Lexus. But the beauty of a Lexus, or a Toyota for that matter, is in the details. Although the Buick LaCrosse is a competent sedan with many high marks, it's the lack of attention to the little things that will conspire to keep the Buick a few steps behind its much admired Japanese target.

Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan Overview

The Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan is offered in the following styles: CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A), CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A).

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Save up to $193 on one of 8 Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,496 as of11/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 2.9 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CX is priced between $2,496 and$4,850 with odometer readings between 0 and134685 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL is priced between $3,602 and$6,500 with odometer readings between 50863 and106257 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXS is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 92395 and92395 miles.

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