2011 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Review: Shhhh! This is not Grandpa's

2011 Buick LaCrosse Sedan - Consumer Review

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Shhhh! This is not Grandpa's Buick!
By lurker7 on


2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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.

Best Features

- Ride & Handling - Acceleration - Driver Comfort - Keyless ignition - AWD in Winter - Rear Camera (GM Navigation System required) - Driver seat automatically moves back at shutdown for easy exit/entrance (configurable feature) - Side mirrors tilt during backup - Electric Rear Window screen - dims cabin - Ambient blue cabin lighting

Worst Features

- Navigation System is low quality with old maps - No DC plugs for GPS/Radar Detector in dash - "Miles to Empty" stops digital output under 30mi - Fuel door is on passenger side - Mileage is 20-23 for AWD - Fuel tank is too small for this MPG - No interior trunk release (on key FOB) - Center console DC plug is useless - Cockpit storage space (with sunroof) - Large Side & Rear blind spots, camera required - Seat control memory must remain depressed - Headrest tilt is at wrong angle
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