For years Buick has attempted to rediscover its luxury automobile prominence, only to fall short. Thankfully, the completely redesigned and improved 2017 Buick LaCrosse brings the iconic American automobile manufacturer back to the luxury forefront and is a must to consider for your large luxury sedan needs.
A massive improvement over its prior generation, the 2017 LaCrosse is a much quieter, more comfortable option than most vehicles in the midsize sedan segment. The exterior evokes a classy and uniquely American appearance with smooth lines and distinctive Buick grille.
Inside, you'll find a spacious cabin with materials of a higher quality than used in previous LaCrosses, firmly cementing it as a luxury vehicle with abundant leather and textured plastic. Buick's IntelliLink system completes the interior with a user-friendly touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to get the most from your cell phone connectivity desires.
Perhaps one of the biggest improvements on display from the LaCrosse is its surprisingly sporty handling. Gone are the days of a large American luxury sedan that floats down the road like a tugboat and handles just as poorly. This 2017 LaCrosse feels cushy while cruising and is impressively planted when you get onto curvy backroads. Adding the Dynamic Drive Package only refines the driving experience with 20-inch wheels and an advanced suspension design.
Powering the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a strong V6 engine that produces an impressive 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway) with front-wheel drive and 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway) with all-wheel drive. Despite its surprising fuel efficiency for the segment, it's also top of its class for acceleration that promotes easy highway merging.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes with several trim options to choose from. The base LaCrosse (also called 1SV) is remarkable for its generous amenities, while the Preferred, Essence and Premium offer more luxury, safety and technology features, with the top-tier Premium offering an all-wheel-drive option to the front-wheel-drive platform that comes standard.
While very good at establishing itself as a real contender in the large luxury sedan segment, the 2017 LaCrosse is not without its faults. The seats are mounted rather low, compromising seat and driving positions. The engine features a start-stop system that frustratingly cannot be turned off, and the lane-keeping system doesn't guide the vehicle along the edge of the lane, but rather pinballs the car between the lane perimeters.
The faults are few, however, and we were extremely pleased with the amount of progress Buick has made to finally make the 2017 LaCrosse a strong option in the segment. Trust Edmunds to help find the 2017 Buick LaCrosse that ticks off everything you're looking for in a large luxury sedan.
2017 Buick LaCrosse Overview Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 LaCrosse featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 LaCrosse 3.9 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 2017 LaCrosse.
Vehicle Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Review Being retired, I was looking for a quite comfortable roomy car with easy to use controls and lots of safety features for my wife and me to use for travel. The Lacrosse fit the bill. I was impressed with all the safety features (love the heads up display) and the ease of use of the entertainment and navigation systems. Most luxury cars don't have touch screens, which to me was a distraction. The simpler the better. The trunk on the Lacrosse is huge so no problems getting luggage stowed. On the road the Lacrosse is very quiet and comfortable with plenty of power when you need it. I was impressed with the overall mileage on the first fill up at 29.4 mpg with a 200 mile trip to PA and the rest mixed driving. Some things I found troubling was there was no sunglass holder in the overhead (can use the space under the shifter, but still...), the visibility is not as good as I would have liked out the front when making turns and parking, and the transmission hunts a bit at low speed going up twisty hills (can shift into manual to smooth out). People complain about the electronic shifter, but I found it easy to use once I got used to it. Overall I find the Lacrosse to fit my needs just fine and look forward to many miles of comfortable quite travel.
Edmunds Value Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color
Available Buick LaCrosse 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hybrid, Super
Available Trims: Leather Group, Essence, Premium, CXL, CX, Premium I Group, CXS, Premium II Group, Base, Preferred, Super, Premium III Group, Touring Group, Sport Touring, Convenience Group
Exterior Colors: Quicksilver Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, Carbon Black Metallic, Summit White, White Diamond Tricoat, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Black Onyx, Gold Mist Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat , Graphite Gray Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Red Jewel Tintcoat, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Forest Green Metallic, Platinum Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Mocha Bronze Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Storm Grey Metallic, White Opal, Deep Garnet Metalllic, Glacier Blue Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, Cashmere Metallic, Dark Garnet Metallic, Dark Mocha Metallic, Slatestone Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Deep Sapphire Metallic, Smoky Gray Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic , Red Quartz Tintcoat, Dark Chocolate Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Scarlett Red, Steelmist Metallic