Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid

$8,918 - $11,990
2012 Buick LaCrosse

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse gains a new gasoline-electric hybrid model dubbed "eAssist." The only four-cylinder LaCrosse offered, it promises improved fuel economy but with only a modest price increase. Other changes this year include a more powerful V6 engine and a new trim level structure.


  • Elegant interior styling
  • smooth and quiet ride
  • admirable driving dynamics
  • hybrid's respectable fuel economy
  • good performance from V6 models
  • available all-wheel drive
  • top crash-test scores.


  • Limited luggage space, especially with eAssist trim
  • compromised rearward visibility
  • cluttered control layout.

Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid for Sale

Buick LaCrosse 2012 Leather Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) Mocha Steel Metallic Cashmere leather67,188 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrosseLeather Group
Est.Loan: $206/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
$303 Below Market
Buick LaCrosse 2012 Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) Gold Mist Metallic Cashmere leather92,218 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $233/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$655 Below Market
View details
Dealer Notes

"2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC ECOTEC 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC

Buick LaCrosse 2012 Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) Midnight Blue Metallic Titanium leather33,574 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $251/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
Mocha Steel Metallic Cashmere cloth48,958 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrosseBase
Est.Loan: $203/mo
SMH Auto Sales(2)
27.1 mi away
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Gold Mist Metallic Cashmere premium leather121,701 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium III Group
Est.Loan: $166/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Carbon Black Metallic Ebony leather75,465 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrosseLeather Group
Est.Loan: $241/mo
Capitol Buick GMC
31.9 mi away
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
Quicksilver Metallic Titanium leather84,564 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $222/mo
Storm Grey Metallic Titanium leather85,232 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $243/mo
Summit White Ebony leather64,024 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $261/mo
White Diamond Tricoat Ebony premium leather87,912 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium II Group
Est.Loan: $261/mo
View details
Dealer Notes

People everywhere will love the way this 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium 2 drives with features like a backup sensor, remote starter, parking assistance, braking assist, dual climate control, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and side air bag system. It has a 3.6 liter 6 Cylinder engine. This one's a deal at $13,988. With an unbeatable 5-star crash test rating, this sedan puts safety first. The exterior is a charming white. It has great mileage with 17 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. You'll be on the road in no time with remote starter. Call or visit to talk with one of our vehicle specialists today! Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free

White Diamond Tricoat Cashmere leather85,341 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Carbon Black Metallic Cashmere leather84,006 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrosseLeather Group
Est.Loan: $224/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$300 Below Market
Quicksilver Metallic Titanium premium leather72,248 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium II Group
Est.Loan: $234/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
$300 Below Market
Quicksilver Metallic Titanium leather87,462 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrosseLeather Group
Est.Loan: $167/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Gold Mist Metallic 26,699 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $292/mo
Gold Mist Metallic 61,791 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium II Group
Est.Loan: $273/mo
BMW of Bel Air
69.1 mi away
White Diamond Tricoat Cashmere leather42,169 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $282/mo
White Diamond Tricoat Cashmere leather62,810 miles
Used 2012Buick LaCrossePremium I Group
Est.Loan: $291/mo
View details
Dealer Notes

CLEAN CARFAX!! LOW MILES!! This Automatic 3.6L V6 2012 Buick Lacrosse Premium looks fabulous with a White Diamond Tricoat and a sharp Cashmere Leather interior! **5 PASSENGER SEATING** **AWD** **POWER SUNROOF** **COMFORT & CONVENIENCE PACKAGE # 1 & 2** **LEATHER PACKAGE** **DRIVER CONFIDENCE PACKAGE** **ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE** **HEATED FRONT SEATS** **HEADS-UP DISPLAY** **BLUETOOTH** **NAVIGATION & BACK-UP CAMERA**

Edmunds' Expert Review

With the 2012 LaCrosse, Buick has a fully competitive luxury sedan that doesn't nip at the heels of the big dogs, but instead can now run with the pack.

vehicle overview

For much of the last decade, Buick's sedans held little appeal beyond those consumers still nostalgic about the traditions of this General Motors nameplate. But two years ago, Buick introduced its redesigned -- and much improved -- LaCrosse. Boasting modern styling, an elegant interior and impressive driving dynamics, the LaCrosse quickly became one of our more favored entry-level luxury sedans.

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse gets even better thanks to a new hybrid powertrain. Serving as the LaCrosse's entry-level model (last year's base four-cylinder has been discontinued), the "eAssist" combines a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a mild hybrid system to boost fuel economy to 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. While these numbers are still well shy of what you'll get from the full hybrid Lexus HS 250h, the LaCrosse hybrid is roomier and doesn't come with as big of a price premium either.

Aside from basic variations in trim level, the interior of the 2012 LaCrosse stays the course, meaning you'll find an elegant cabin with sweeping lines and rich surfaces, all set off by the generous use of LED accent lighting. The serene, roomy cabin is filled with useful features and amusing toys ranging from a rearview camera to a dual-screen video entertainment system. In fact, the only significant complaints we have are the small trunk and reduced visibility caused by thick roof pillars.

Even though we're pretty impressed with the LaCrosse, there are a number of strong alternatives we'd suggest buyers also consider, including the Acura TL, Hyundai Genesis and Lexus ES 350. You could also check out the Chrysler 300 and upper trim levels of the Ford Taurus and new Volkswagen Passat. Ultimately deciding among all these likable models becomes a personal decision, but we can tell you the well-rounded 2012 Buick LaCrosse is a fine choice.

trim levels & features

For 2012, Buick has revamped the LaCrosse model lineup, replacing last year's three relatively uncomplicated trim levels with no fewer than seven different variants.

Base models come nicely equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a power driver seat and partial-power front passenger seat, split-folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, OnStar, Bluetooth, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. Next step up would be the Convenience model (1SD), which adds a power lumbar adjustment for the driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and remote ignition.

Spring for the Leather model and you get foglamps, heated mirrors with built-in turn signal repeaters, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a full power front passenger seat. The Premium 1 version adds rear parking assist, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror and driver seat memory settings. The Premium 2 (1SP) ups the ante with the 3.6-liter V6, keyless ignition/entry, perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel and a power rear window sunshade. A Premium 3 model includes 18-inch chromed alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a 120-volt household-style power outlet and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

Rounding things out is the top-of-the-line Touring model, which features 19-inch alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension, xenon headlights, a blind spot warning system, a rearview camera, a head-up display, digital music storage and a navigation system.

Some of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, rear side airbags and a rear seat video entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse is offered with one of two new engines. For buyers interested in maximizing miles per gallon there's the new eAssist mild hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an 11-kilowatt electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This setup sends 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels by way of a six-speed automatic transmission.

In Edmunds track testing, a LaCrosse with eAssist made the 0-60 mph dash in 9.2 seconds: a rather leisurely performance. Still, this powertrain is about efficiency, not speed; aided by clever aerodynamic improvements like automatically controlled shutters in the front grille, it delivers impressive EPA estimates of 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.

Buyers in search of additional thrust can opt for a new, more powerful version of last year's 3.6-liter V6 that now puts out 303 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered here, but buyers do have a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Despite the added power for 2012, the V6's fuel economy numbers remain virtually unchanged at 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 16/26/20 with all-wheel drive.


The 2012 Buick LaCrosse's list of standard safety features includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and the OnStar telematics system. Rear-seat side-impact airbags and a blind-spot alert system are available as options. In Edmunds brake testing, a LaCrosse with the 3.6-liter engine and 19-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet -- a bit longer than average. A LaCrosse with eAssist and 17-inch wheels turned in a much stronger performance, stopping from 60 mph in 115 feet. That's excellent for this type of vehicle.

In government crash tests, the LaCrosse scored five (out of a possible five) stars overall, with five stars awarded for both frontal- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it their top "Good" rating in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.


Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is the driving experience. The steering feels precise, and handling is significantly better than you'd expect without sacrificing the plush ride quality one expects of a luxury sedan.

The additional horsepower that the engineers have wrung out of the V6 makes this engine even more attractive. More importantly, the new eAssist hybrid powertrain is much better suited to this application than the old four-cylinder, providing decent acceleration, very respectable fuel economy and highly refined operation.

Other items worthy of note here include the quiet interior that adds to the upscale feel. Visibility can be a problem, however, making the available blind-spot warning system and rearview camera worthwhile investments.


Slide behind the steering wheel of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse and you'll find yourself surrounded by an interior made up of graceful curves and upscale materials. Even after the sun sets, the cabin's flowing lines are emphasized by soft blue ambient lighting that adds a classy touch.

If there's a weakness in this artful design, it's that the controls aren't quite as straightforward and intuitive as some traditional Buick buyers might like. Just the same, we think the abundance of buttons and knobs used to control the audio, climate control and navigation systems is something most folks should eventually get used to.

As you'd expect in a luxury sedan, the LaCrosse's cabin is long on comfort. Seats are supportive and there's plenty of leg- and shoulder room even in the backseat. The available heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats are a nice touch.

The LaCrosse's trunk is on the small side, however, with just 13.3 cubic feet of cargo room. Space is even tighter in models equipped with the new eAssist powertrain, where the hybrid battery pack reduces capacity to less than 11 cubic feet. A smallish opening can also make loading larger items problematic.

Get more for
your trade-in

  • Edmunds shoppers save money with a valuation on their trade-in
  • Receive offers from our dealer partners fast
See Your car's value
Vehicle Photo

Features & Specs

Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)Leather Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)Convenience Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 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

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Buick LaCrosse


Consumer Rating

Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!
Having Second Thoughts
I purchased the 2012 LaCrosse four months ago. The car is so low to the ground that I can't get in and out of my driveway without scraping the front end. The front and side posts plus the high trunk make visability a real issue when driving in heavy traffic. Other features that I don't like is the lock/unlock buttons being on the middle console instead of on the door and the only trunk unlock is on the key fob. The car performs well enough for a 4 cyl. but I wish I had known about the lack of visability and the drag issues before purchasing. Also, be aware that no spare tire comes with this car. You get a can of Fix-A-Flat. There is a space for it, but no tire.
Eassist buick lacrosse 2012
bought a new buick lacrosse eassist on the way home stopped for dinner and the front of the car is so ,low it dragged on the ground causeing 500 dollars in damage thought i was at fault took to body shop and had repainted when i got car back went out that night trying to be extra carefull with driveing and it draged again no damage this time dealer has been great but gm district contact was no help at all this after my being a gm buyer since the early 70s last 3 new gm products where a 96 eldorado 2001 deville and now this buick no wonder people go to outher brands wish i would have kept the 01 deville had it 11 years and it never saw the inside of a body shop
Best vehicle I have had life to date
I wanted a living room on wheels and I got it! I have put 85000 miles on it due to family proximity and those spontaneous road trips. My baby has been excellent! I love driving her. Great weight. Solid doors!! Super quiet! Excellent handling and when you have to tromp on it, it comes alive! In all of this time, I only had one problem. It was weird. Wouldn't turn over. Tried using the big battery for the jump start and it wouldn't allow it. A new battery at my most excellent dealer resolved it. NOTE: When I tried to start it after charging and if failed, it would not let me remove the key! Yikes! This is still the best car I have had for full time driving. Knock on wood and happy to report zero rattles. One note, it eats oil. Has since the beginning. I am surprised that the oil warning doesn't go on when low on oil. Must be pressure guided. Easy to tell. It gets sluggish. You can feel it. Check it monthly. Nothing is wearing out in the interior. A new set of car mats at 90k was a great investment both in appearance and enjoyment. After all, it is the first thing you see when you are getting in. Taking this sweet ride for the long haul. See you at 130k!
More About This Model

The "eAssist" badge on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is a quiet announcement that comfort, luxury and roominess can coexist with fuel efficiency.

The LaCrosse, quiet and smooth at highway speeds, not only seats five comfortably but its backseat offers limousinelike legroom. And yet this attractive sedan is capable of attaining 36 mpg on the highway thanks to its mild hybrid system, known as eAssist. The EPA rates the new 2012 Buick LaCrosse at 29 mpg on the combined driving cycle. We, however observed a somewhat lower 24.1 mpg over 700 miles of stop-and-go highway driving.

General Motors has chosen to not trumpet this car's mild hybrid powertrain, a reaction to GM's first use of this technology with several Saturn models, which brought a backlash of negative publicity when fuel economy was boosted by only about 2 mpg. This time around, GM is under-promising even as it is over-delivering by improving the LaCrosse's mpg rating by nearly 25 percent. The eAssist is standard in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, although a V6 engine is an option. In the 2012 Buick Regal, the eAssist system is available as a $2,000 option.

The LaCrosse starts at $32,440 (our loaded, top-trim test car stickered at almost $38,000) and competes against the powerful, rear-wheel-drive 2012 Hyundai Genesis or the refined and more expensive 2012 Lexus ES 350. Shoppers set on getting a hybrid should also look at the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which gets even better fuel efficiency.

Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Overview

The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Leather Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Convenience Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid?

Save up to $655 on one of 13 Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,918 as of 07/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium I Group is priced between $10,897 and $15,999 with odometer readings between 26699 and 92218 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Leather Group is priced between $8,918 and $11,990 with odometer readings between 67188 and 87462 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Base is priced between $10,850 and $10,850 with odometer readings between 48958 and 48958 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrids are available in my area?

Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Listings and Inventory

There are currently 13 used and CPO 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrids listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $8,918 and mileage as low as 26699 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $655 on a used or CPO 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid available from a dealership near you.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid for sale near you.