|EPA Est. MPG||29|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||3835 lbs|
Is the 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan a good vehicle?
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How safe is the 2012 Buick Lacrosse Sedan?
The 2012 Buick Lacrosse Sedan earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2012 buick lacrosse Sedan Gas Mileage
2012 buick lacrosse Premium I Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 combined MPG
25 city MPG/36 highway MPG
2012 buick lacrosse Leather Group 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 combined MPG
25 city MPG/36 highway MPG
2012 buick lacrosse Premium II Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
21 combined MPG
17 city MPG/27 highway MPG
Which 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedans are available in my area
2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 92 new, 343 used and CPO 2012 LaCrosse Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 7,977 and mileage as low as 20,063. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a 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 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 300 on a new, used, or CPO 2012 LaCrosse Sedan available from one of 2,640 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan Overview
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan 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), and Premium II Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A). Pre-owned LaCrosse Sedan models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine or a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2012 LaCrosse Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan?
Save up to $300 on one of 36 used 2012 Buick LaCrosses for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $7977 as of Mar 22, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 36 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2012 Buick LaCrosse trim styles:
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium I Group is priced around $11565 with average odometer reading of 76683 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Leather Group is priced around $12257 with average odometer reading of 79085 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Convenience Group is priced around $12988 with average odometer reading of 31628 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Base is priced around $10990 with average odometer reading of 96981 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium II Group is priced around $12818 with average odometer reading of 74084 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premium III Group is priced around $14349 with average odometer reading of 56450 miles.
The used 2012 Buick LaCrosse Touring Group is priced around $9995 with average odometer reading of 109685 miles.
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What do people think of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2012 LaCrosse Sedan a 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2012 LaCrosse Sedan.
So updating this after almost 15000 miles on the car. Performance: Acceleration in this is excellent, watch out for the torque steering in this. If you hammer it while even turning slightly like to pass someone it will yank the steering wheel back straight. Fastest stock V6 I have owned bar none. There are a lot of reports on transmission issues with the 2012 and surrounding years. The way this is geared it's going to shift high especially that 2nd to 3rd shift. When you go from 2nd to 3rd it will literally drop only about 500 rpm. When I bought this it was shifting 4000-5000 RPM on that shift. 3rd to 4th was only slightly lower. This was unacceptable to me. So after fighting with Buick for months (While under factory warranty.) I finally got a significant answer as to how to fix this. These are adaptive transmissions. They learn how you drive. If you take off fast it's going to learn to shift at a higher RPM, which over the long term is not healthy for the engine or the transmission. Eventually I got them to flash the Transmission Control and wipe the memory clean. It took about 2 months for the car to 'learn' my driving style but now it rarely shifts over 3000 rpm. If it does it is because I have it in Manual mode or I've got it floored. Anyone out there having "Transmission problems with their Buick Lacrosse" don't let the dealer tell you this is normal. It takes them about an hour to fix it... In regard to comfort... If you are tall or a big guy/woman getting in and out will be uncomfortable. The way the seat sits even back as far as it goes still puts a significant amount of your legs beyond the front of the door, thus making you pull your legs back and spin in the seat before being able to put your legs on the ground. I cannot count how many times I have smacked my knees on the steering wheel "even with it adjusted as high and far into the dash as possible." The advertisement they do of Shaquille O'Neal sitting comfortably in one of these is so much BS. That said, it has a comfortable sporty ride once you are actually "IN" the car. The interior is decent. I have noticed that some of the chrome 'coating' on some of the accents starts peeling off. I did like the LED highlights in the car, and the leather is supple, soft, and comfortable. As others have posted, the car has some visibility safety issues. Blind spots are a HUGE issue. If you are backing out of a angled parking space, best of luck you're not going to be able to see a vehicle or person approaching. Backing up is difficult in the car period, lane changing requires a full head/body turn to see if someone is near the normal blind spot. A simple though not a thorough fix is to buy 2 stick on blind spot mirrors, and put them up in the top outside corner of your normal mirrors. This helps tremendously in traffic. If you live in the North. THIS IS NOT THE CAR FOR YOU! The traction control on this has to be the worst traction control on any vehicle I have EVER driven. Works wonders on dry pavement. Get in an inch of snow you're not moving. The traction control has a rev-limiter on it. If you can't get traction you are literally dead in the water! Reliability is good overall. I've only had one other significant issue that so far is unresolved in this vehicle. If you read Buick forums they are famous especially during the winter for having the evaporator drain get plugged up. If it's not dealt with immediately it has the potential to get moldy. Evidently mine wasn't dealt with immediately. I've had more problems with a moldy acrid scent when running the heat, it is especially bad when run on recirculate. Once this happens there really is very little you can do. My next step will be replacing the pan itself to see if that will help. Value is about par for the course for a mid sized sedan. The cost is a little above what I think it should have been just based on safety alone. But overall it is pretty economical. The car is E85 capable. Running E85 I average about 22mpg on a 70 mile round trip mixed city/highway driving. On Unleaded with 10% Ethanol I average betwen 24.5 and 25 on the same trip. If you keep this car at 65mph with relatively few stops over long distance it will push out high 20's low 30's mpg.
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What options are available on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan?
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Available Buick LaCrosse 2012 Sedan Trims: Essence, CXL, Premium, CX, CXS, Premium I Group, Leather Group, Preferred, Premium II Group, Premium III Group, Base, Convenience Group, Sport Touring, 1SV, Super, Touring Group
Exterior Colors: White Frost Tricoat, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Black Onyx, Midnight Blue Metallic, Red Jewel Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat , Graphite Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Platinum Metallic, Smoky Gray Metallic, Dark Forest Green Metallic, Deep Garnet Metalllic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Mocha Bronze Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, White Opal, Carbon Black Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Dark Mocha Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic , Red Quartz Tintcoat, Sterling Silver Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Storm Grey Metallic, Cashmere Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Slatestone Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, Summit White
Interior Colors: Ebony w/Ebony Interior Accents leather, Light Neutral Seats w/Dark Brown Interior Accents leather, Light Neutral w/Cocoa Interior Accents leather, Brandy Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents leather, Light Neutral w/Cocoa Interior Accents premium leather, Dark Titanium/Light Titanium premium leather, Ebony w/Ebony Interior Accents premium leather, Light Neutral w/Dark Brown Interior Accents leather, Cocoa/Light Cashmere leather, Cashmere leather, Choccachino w/Cocoa Interior Accents leather, Neutral cloth, Titanium leather, Cocoa/Light Cashmere premium leather, Dark Titanium/Light Titanium leather, Gray leather, Light Neutral Seats w/Dark Brown Interior Accents leatherette, Neutral leather, Ebony premium leather, Gray, Light Cashmere leather, Light Cashmere premium leather, Cashmere cloth, Ebony leather, Ebony w/Ebony Interior Accents leatherette/cloth, Cashmere premium leather, Choccachino w/Cocoa Interior Accents premium leather, Choccachino w/Ebony Interior Accents leather, Choccachino w/Ebony Interior Accents premium leather, Dark Titanium/Light Titanium cloth, Ebony w/Brandy Interior Accents leather, Gray cloth, Light Cashmere cloth, Light Neutral w/Cocoa Interior Accents leatherette/cloth, Light Neutral w/Dark Brown Interior Accents leatherette, Cocoa/Light Cashmere cloth, Neutral, Cocoa leather, Ebony, Sangria w/Ebony Interior Accents premium leather, Titanium cloth, Titanium premium leather
Popular Features: Mobile Internet, Keyless Entry/Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Remote Start, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Engine, Back-up camera, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heads up display, Upgraded Headlights, AWD/4WD, Rear Entertainment System, Upgraded Stereo
Engine/Mechanics: 6, 4, 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: flex-fuel (unleaded/E85), regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive, all wheel drive