2017 Buick LaCrosse
- Comfortable and composed ride on rough roads
- Interior is genuinely luxurious and very quiet at highway speeds
- Surprisingly adept at going around turns
- Good fuel economy from a strong V6 engine
- Low-mounted seats may create compromised driving and seating positions
- Engine start-stop system cannot be turned off
- Lane keeping assist ricochets the car between lane markers
- Eyebrow-raising price jump from base trim level to Preferred
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Which LaCrosse does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
If you're shopping for a large sedan, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is quite simply one of your best options. Completely redesigned and massively improved for 2017, the new LaCrosse should easily meet your desires if you're searching for a quieter, more comfortable and more refined car than what's offered in the midsize sedan segment.
However (and this is a big however), the 2017 LaCrosse isn't just another full-size four-door like the Chevrolet Impala, Kia Cadenza or Toyota Avalon. Though Buick has tried for several years to re-establish itself as a luxury automaker, this is the first model that legitimately makes the grade. In addition to its classy styling and high-quality, well-equipped cabin, the new LaCrosse offers the refinement, poise and sophistication you expect from the best luxury cars. It can be both comfortable on the highway and stable and secure on curvy back roads without bobbing about like the S.S. Minnow on a three-hour tour. It is especially composed when the LaCrosse is equipped with the Dynamic Drive package, with 20-inch wheels and a more advanced suspension design.
In short, the 2017 model is a dramatic step up from the previous generation, enough for it to genuinely compete with luxury sedans such as the Lexus ES 350 and the Lincoln MKZ. In fact, you might like the Buick more because it matches or betters them in terms of comfort, performance, fuel economy, driving dynamics, overall ease of use and sound isolation. Consider it one of your best options in either segment.
2017 Buick LaCrosse configurations
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a full-size sedan that offers the serene ride that shoppers have come to expect from the luxury-oriented brand. The LaCrosse is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (310 horsepower, 282 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's loaded with amenities in the base LaCrosse trim level (also called 1SV), but more luxury, safety, and technology features can be added in the Preferred, Essence and top-tier Premium trims. All come standard with front-wheel drive, but the Premium can be equipped with an advanced all-wheel-drive system.
Standard equipment for the base LaCrosse includes 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, simulated-leather upholstery, power front seats, OnStar (with an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot), an eight-speaker sound system and the Buick IntelliLink infotainment interface (includes an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration). It also comes with fuel-saving automatic engine start-stop and cylinder deactivation technologies.
The LaCrosse's Preferred trim adds a power-adjustable steering wheel, a cargo net in the trunk and satellite radio.
Stepping up to the Essence trim gets you adaptive headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, heated front seats and wireless smartphone charging. Optional for this trim level is the Driver Confidence 1 package (requires Sights and Sounds package; see below) that adds advanced blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Premium trim includes the Driver Confidence 1 items and adds forward collision warning, a head-up display, lane departure warning and intervention, the safety-alert driver seat (buzzes to draw your attention to various safety warnings), a rear storage bin, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, a household-style 120-volt outlet and ventilated front seats with massage. The optional Driver Confidence 2 package adds adaptive cruise control, forward automatic emergency braking (detects vehicles and pedestrians) and an automatic parking system.
The Essence and Premium can be bolstered with three option packages. The Sun and Shade package adds a panoramic sunroof and a power rear sunshade. The Sights and Sounds package (requires the Driver Confidence 1 package) adds a navigation system to IntelliLink and an 11-speaker, premium Bose surround-sound audio system. Finally, the Dynamic Drive package adds 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers and, for front-wheel-drive models, an upgraded front suspension design.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite LaCrosse safety features:
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- A light illuminates on the outside mirror if a vehicle is detected in the LaCrosse's right- or left-side blind zone.
- Automatic Park Assist
- Sensors can detect an open parallel or perpendicular parking space and automatically guide the LaCrosse into it.
- Front Automatic Braking
- If a forward collision is deemed imminent, the LaCrosse can automatically apply brakes to avoid or lessen the impact.
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2017 Buick LaCrosse for Sale
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
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is offered in the following submodels: LaCrosse Sedan. Available styles include Essence 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Preferred 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 LaCrosse 3.5 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.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Buick LaCrosse?
2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,320. The average price paid for a new 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,188 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,188 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$39,132.
The average savings for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is17.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,720. The average price paid for a new 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $10,780 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10,780 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,941.
The average savings for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is23.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Buick LaCrosse Essence 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Essence 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,220. The average price paid for a new 2017 Buick LaCrosse Essence 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,894 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,894 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,326.
The average savings for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Essence 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is21.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Buick LaCrosse?
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