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2012 Buick LaCrosse Review

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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 Overview

The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse is offered in the following submodels: LaCrosse Sedan, LaCrosse Hybrid. Available styles include Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Leather Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Premium II Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Premium III Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Touring Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Convenience Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Premium I Group 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Premium II Group 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and Leather Group 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A). Pre-owned Buick LaCrosse models are available with a 2.4 L-liter hybrid engine or a 3.6 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 303 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group is priced between $15,990 and$19,998 with odometer readings between 23174 and88318 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium II Group is priced between $14,990 and$20,998 with odometer readings between 27972 and97268 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Leather Group is priced between $14,590 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 61540 and91406 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium III Group is priced between $14,990 and$19,990 with odometer readings between 24449 and85584 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Touring Group is priced between $17,990 and$17,990 with odometer readings between 53674 and53674 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Buick LaCrosse?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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