Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse

$8,990 - $14,998
2011 Buick LaCrosse

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the Buick LaCrosse discontinues the 3.0-liter V6 and gains six free months of OnStar's Directions and Connections plan. Also, the four-cylinder model gets a new electric-assist power steering system.


  • Elegant interior styling
  • smooth and quiet ride
  • admirable driving dynamics
  • good performance from V6 models
  • available all-wheel drive.


  • Underpowered four-cylinder engine
  • lack of rearward visibility
  • limited luggage space.

Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse for Sale

Buick LaCrosse 2011 CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere premium leather88,969 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXS
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Buick LaCrosse 2011 CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Midnight Blue Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere leather44,220 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $280/mo
King Mitsubishi
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This 2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL is offered to you for sale by King Mitsubishi Buick GMC. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Buick LaCrosse More information about the 2011 Buick LaCrosse: Compared to Buicks of the past, the 2011 LaCrosse has both style and attitude, with a curvy, bold look and advanced interior design. Ride, handling and overall refinement are now up to world-class standard. And from behind the wheel, the LaCrosse now stands on the same ground, in terms of features and the driving experience, as many luxury-brand cars, yet it costs thousands less. CX models start well below $30,000, but CXS models loaded to the brim with tech features land above the $40k mark. Interesting features of this model are good value, attractive, well-designed interior, upscale ride and refinement, and Attractive styling

Buick LaCrosse 2011 CX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Quicksilver Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere cloth67,225 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCX
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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Clean CARFAX. 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT Recent Arrival! Odometer is 4242 miles below market average! 30/19 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Reviews: * Elegant interior styling; smooth and quiet ride; admirable driving dynamics; good performance from V6 models; available all-wheel drive. Source: Edmunds

Midnight Blue Metallic Dark Titanium/Light Titanium leather8,569 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $278/mo
Capitol Buick GMC
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Gold Mist Metallic 102,076 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
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Mocha Steel Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere premium leather108,671 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXS
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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Red Jewel Tintcoat Cocoa/Light Cashmere premium leather62,457 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Midnight Blue Metallic Dark Titanium/Light Titanium leather44,542 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
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Quicksilver Metallic Dark Titanium/Light Titanium leather71,174 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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This 2011 Buick LaCrosse is in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection where we completed an oil and filter change and a four wheel alignment. Its fully equipped with dual sunroof, heated leather seats, power windows, power locks, power seats, bluetooth, cruise control plus so much more! Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047. Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick

Carbon Black Metallic Ebony premium leather83,249 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXS
Est.Loan: $276/mo
Midnight Blue Metallic Ebony premium leather120,825 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXS
Est.Loan: $223/mo
Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere leather109,107 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Light Cashmere leather33,936 miles
Used 2011Buick LaCrosseCXL
Est.Loan: $280/mo

Edmunds' Expert Review

With the 2011 LaCrosse, Buick has a fully competitive luxury sedan that doesn't nip at the heels of the big dogs, but instead runs with the pack.

vehicle overview

Redesigned last year, the Buick LaCrosse has ushered in a new era for Buick, one that emphasizes modernity and efficiency. This midsize sedan's handsome styling perfectly balances traditional Buick cues like the vertical bars of the grille and the swooping character line of the body with thoroughly contemporary detailing. And the car's elegant appearance is accompanied by surprisingly adept driving dynamics. It's enough to make you forget all about the nautical-size luxo-barges in that big book of Buick history on your coffee table.

The 2011 Buick LaCrosse has pared down its engine choices this year, as the 255-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 has been discontinued while the 182-hp 2.4-liter inline-4 and the 280-hp 3.6-liter V6 go forward. Models with the four-cylinder get a new, electric-assist power steering system to prepare for a future hybrid powertrain.

Few cars from GM look as right for the future as this one, yet there are consequences, as the four-cylinder engine is overtaxed by the package's 3,800 pounds, while the thick roof pillars restrict rearward visibility (the optional rear parking assist is a must for this car).

Overall, we're impressed by the 2011 Buick LaCrosse. Of course there are other good choices in this segment, such as the 2011 Acura TL, 2011 Ford Taurus, 2011 Hyundai Genesis and 2011 Lexus ES 350, and it could come down to what style or driving characteristics suits you best. But with its combination of classy looks, quality construction and solid driving dynamics, the LaCrosse is writing a new, more memorable chapter in that coffee-table book of Buick history.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is offered in three trim levels: CX, CXL and CXS.

The base CX includes 17-inch steel wheels, a power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, full power accessories, OnStar and a seven-speaker audio system with a CD/MP3 player, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. Options for the CX include 17-inch alloy wheels and a Comfort and Convenience package that includes dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth, power lumbar adjustment for the driver seat, a power front passenger seat and remote engine start. A premium 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with an iPod/USB interface is also available.

Stepping up to the CXL nets all of the standard and optional CX equipment plus 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated mirrors, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Available on the CXL is another Comfort and Convenience package that includes rear parking sensors, driver memory settings and auto-dimming sideview mirrors. A Driver Confidence package includes adaptive xenon headlights, a blind-spot warning system and a head-up display. There's also the optional Luxury package that includes a heated leather/wood-grain steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade and keyless ignition/entry.

Individual option highlights include a sunroof, chrome wheels, a navigation system (with rearview camera and digital music storage), a rear seat entertainment system (with dual display screens) and the Harman Kardon audio system.

The CXS trim level includes 19-inch alloy wheels and everything above except the navigation system, power sunroof, Driver Confidence package and rear entertainment system, which all remain optional. A Touring package is optional for the CXS and includes different 19-inch wheels and adaptive shock absorbers.

performance & mpg

For CX and CXL trims, a 2.4-liter inline-4 with 182 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque is the standard engine. Optional is a 3.6-liter V6 that churns out 280 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. The CXL is available in either front- or all-wheel drive -- a plus for those in snowy climates. The CXS is only available with front-wheel drive and comes with the V6, as does the AWD version of the CXL. All LaCrosse models feature a six-speed automatic transmission.

In our instrumented testing, a LaCrosse with the 3.6-liter engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds -- respectably quick, although still about a second slower than a few rivals such as the Acura TL and Hyundai Genesis. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 19 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for the four-cylinder LaCrosse and 17/27/20 for the V6. The AWD version rates 16/26/20.


The 2011 Buick LaCrosse features standard front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, OnStar communications, stability and traction control, and antilock disc brakes with brake assist. Rear-seat side airbags are also available as an option. In Edmunds brake testing, a LaCrosse CXS came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet -- a bit longer than average.

The LaCrosse has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. According to 2010 ratings (which aren't directly comparable to the new ones) the LaCrosse scored five (out of five) stars in all frontal- and side-impact tests. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Buick scored "Good" ratings (the highest possible) in that agency's frontal-offset and side-impact tests.


From the driver seat, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse exhibits an enjoyable blend of luxury and engagement. The cabin remains blissfully quiet without becoming a sensory deprivation chamber, as there's just enough wind and road noise to remind you that you're not sitting on your couch. Considering all the nautical Buicks of the past, the LaCrosse's handling ability is a surprise. The car responds confidently to inputs and is certainly more engaging to drive than the Lexus ES 350. Rear visibility, however, is compromised by the car's high rear deck and thick roof pillars.

As for power, the 3.6-liter V6 is the obvious choice. We'd steer clear of the four-cylinder engine, as it's overtaxed by this car's substantial weight and has to work so hard that real-world gas mileage will likely suffer.


The 2011 Buick LaCrosse boasts an elegant and contemporary interior. The front seats are enveloped by a graceful dashboard arc that stretches from door to door, and the tastefully integrated simulated wood accents contribute to the decidedly upscale feel. At night, passengers are bathed in a soothing blue glow from the ambient lighting. The center stack controls are certainly more complicated than the simple controls found in past Buicks, but operation of the audio, climate control and navigation systems should be easy enough to decipher for those used to more modern cars and electronics.

Despite its generous cabin space, cargo capacity measures just 13 cubic feet, significantly smaller than the trunks of competing sedans. The trunk is fairly deep, but the lack of height and width may be problematic for bulky items.

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Features & Specs

CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)CX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)CXL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower182 hp @ 6700 rpm280 hp @ 6300 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm280 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat4/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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2011 Buick LaCrosse Electrical Problem
I used to love this NEW car but it stopped while driving. The entire electrical system shut down. I was able to pull over but don't feel comfortable driving car now. Can't imagine turning in front of a vehicle and IT DECIDES to stop!
My 2011 model is not listed in Edmunds, an obvious oversite - Mine is a automatic FWD 3.6v engine/transmission - not the AWL. I drive about 43-50k per year - I have not had any issues at all. I purchased with 23.5 k Miles - had a weather strip replaced at purchase time. At 65 mph, I get about 29mpg, at 72 mph, about 26mpg. So far, I have not had to replace a thing. I did have engine light turn on- I am in harsh weather, and the sensor for misfire of a cylinder is really sensitive - this happened only once - I reset it and havent seen it in 15k miles sense. UPDATE It's now 4 years later, and Edmunds still doesn't list the front wheel only 3.6L CXL version... I have the front wheel only version of the 3.6 CXL Lacrosse. I have now 258,250 miles... The engine and transmission perform like it was when I purchased it with 23k miles. I got 100k on the original Pilot, 72k on a pair of Cooper, and now my favorite is the Vogue signature gold, a great tire at a great price - now on 80k. Still comfortable. All 4 speed sensors on hub's went at different times, backup sensor went bad due to low voltage indicator - Lowell Buick told me to go to some hack to figure it out! At 252k miles, my starter went bad. All else works perfect! Cooling and heated seats, mirrors, steering wheel, AC, electric windows locks, radio, etc... nothing is wrong. It drives true, the seats are still comfortable, all electric work. Body is still in great condition. Tiny rust on top of windshield starting. Couldn't be happier I plan on another 100k. MPG still is nearly 30 at 65mph - about 26'sh at 71mph. I use synthetic oil, do this myself, every 8-9 thousand miles or so. It uses 1 quart since I've purchased it used. Usually add a half quart around the 5-6 k mark. This is an update, at 280,800 - all things still working - mpg still the same - slight tick, but doesn't seem serious. Just the back up warning signal isn't working. all good... hoping for another 70k - 350k the goal. I'll let you know. rust over windshield slightly worse. I should take care of that....otherwise, added tires, I use Vogue Signature Gold - very reasonable, got 92k on last set. About 10 k into these - they ride great - definitely best usa tire value performance tire. I think I paid $492 for the set! try it - free shipping always. Wait for a holiday and get the deals! New update - Just passed the 300,000 mark. About 10k miles ago my transmission had a leak, turned out it was the front plastic housing - not a serious condition but glad I found the leak. Fairly simple fix, then they replaced the transmission fluid. The transmission has always been absolutely perfect! Still no serious issues with engine. My front seat is warn out - I suppose 300k will do that... but the air conditioned and heated seats still work great. So very happy with this car.
Shhhh! This is not Grandpa's Buick!
14k miles....The ride, handling & acceleration are great! I've previously owned German, Japanese, Ford & Chrysler...returning to try GM. Cadillac, Lincoln and Lexus do not compare in ride, handling & price in this category. I test drove them. Driver comfort is great! The AWD is sweet in Winter, but drops the MPG all year. Large blind spots side & rear, so you need the rear camera. Camera only comes with antiquated GM Navigation system with old maps. No DC plugs in dash for phones or GPS. Fuel filler is on passenger side. Fuel tank is too small.
Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse Overview

The Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), CX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and CXL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse?

Save up to $412 on one of 17 Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,990 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL is priced between $8,990 and $14,998 with odometer readings between 8569 and 109107 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS is priced between $9,600 and $14,779 with odometer readings between 62526 and 120825 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX is priced between $11,455 and $14,995 with odometer readings between 67225 and 82029 miles.

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