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2014 Buick LaCrosse - Road Test Specs

2014 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

(3.6L V6 FFV 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium 1 Group 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$39,735
Options on test vehicleDriver Confidence I Package ($2,125 -- includes forward collision alert, lane change alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive HID headlights, foglights, head-up display); Driver Confidence II Package ($1,745 -- includes adaptive cruise control, collision preparation, haptic feedback seat); Sunroof ($1,195)
As-tested MSRP$44,800
Assembly locationFairfax, Kansas


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564/217
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, variable valve timing intake, exhaust
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)303 @ 6,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)264 @ 5,300
Fuel typeFlex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter with shifter-mounted button
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.48; II=2.87; III=1.84; IV=1.41; V=1.00; VI=0.74; R=2.88
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.77


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.2
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle RS-A2
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP245/45R19 98V
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialChrome alloy
Brakes, front12.6-inch one-piece ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.4-inch one-piece ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.8
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)6.8
0-75 mph (sec.)10.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.0 @ 93.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 93.4
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)116
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.0
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON60.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.8
@ Full throttle (dB)71.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)60.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,900

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSnarly, strong-pulling V6 could get front wheelspin with traction control off. Slow-shifting transmission, but smooth. Definitely not close-ratio gearing. Manual mode is via rocker switch on console lever. Quickest time came using manual mode, as it shifted quicker and could bring revs closer to 7,000-rpm limiter, rather than Drive's 6,500. Blips throttle on downshifts. Will hold gears at limiter.
Braking commentsOddly quiet ABS. Long travel, slightly mushy pedal. Plenty of nosedive. Pulled to the right and had some rear tire lockup. First stop was 117 feet. Shortest was the sixth and final stop at 116 feet. Third stop was longest at 123 feet.
Handling comments"Skid pad: The LaCrosse actually worked better in ESC-on mode because the stability control's brake application helped curb understeer. Soft suspension means lots of lean.

Testing Conditions

Test date7/2/2013
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)79.5
Relative humidity (%)49.88
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.74
Wind (mph, direction)0.88, cross
Odometer (mi.)1,144
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 combined/18 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)26.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0
Driving range (mi.)504

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description11-speaker Bose premium audio
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard Sirius
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 6 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar rear back-up camera, optional rear cross-traffic detection
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,896
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,076
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.6/40.4
Length (in.)196.9
Width (in.)73.1
Height (in.)59.2
Wheelbase (in.)111.7
Track, front (in.)61.7
Track, rear (in.)62.0
Turning circle (ft.)38.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)40.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.0
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)13.3
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance6 years/70,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/24,000 miles

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