2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid
2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which LaCrosse does Edmunds recommend
Edmunds' Expert Review
overall rating3 / 5
Buick has been trying for years to re-establish itself as a luxury brand, and the 2018 LaCrosse represents a solid step toward reaching that goal. Though it certainly delivers for shoppers simply seeking a larger, more comfortable and more refined car than what is offered in the midsize sedan segment, this big Buick transcends its typical large sedan competitors by staking a legitimate claim to luxury status. Possessing a nicely crafted cabin, attractive styling and sophisticated driving manners, it genuinely competes with cars from Lexus and Lincoln. In other words, this is so not Grandma's old Century.
For 2018, Buick has diversified the LaCrosse's lineup with a new base engine that puts an emphasis on fuel economy. Called eAssist, this mild hybrid system subtly helps the four-cylinder engine return a Buick-estimated 35 mpg highway. It's important to note that the eAssist is not a full hybrid like those offered by several of the LaCrosse's key competitors. However, it is cheaper than those competitors, and it's really best to think of the eAssist as simply a fuel-economy-focused base engine.
Regardless of the engine you get, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse delivers an impeccably quiet and comfortable driving experience. We also like the LaCrosse's surprisingly adept handling when the car is fitted with the highly recommended Dynamic Drive package. Overall, we recommend the LaCrosse if you're searching for a comfortable and luxurious large sedan.
trim levels & features
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is available in base 1SV, Preferred, Essence, Premium and Avenir trim levels. All except the Avenir come standard with a mild hybrid powertrain known as eAssist that features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a six-speed automatic, and a small electric motor that together produce 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. Standard on the Avenir and optional for the Preferred, Essence and Premium is a 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp, 268 lb-ft) paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while the Essence, Premium and Avenir can be fitted with all-wheel drive and the V6.
The base 1SV comes standard with 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, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with two-way driver lumbar adjustment), OnStar (with an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot), an eight-speaker sound system and the Buick IntelliLink infotainment interface that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration.
The Preferred adds a power-adjustable steering wheel, satellite radio and a cargo net.
Stepping up to the Essence trim gets you adaptive headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, heated front seats, passenger-seat two-way lumbar adjustment and wireless smartphone charging. Optional for this trim level is the Driver Confidence 1 package that adds blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
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 get your attention to various safety warning systems), ambient interior lighting, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, an ionizing air cleaner, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats with massage and four-way lumbar adjustment.
The Essence and Premium can be bolstered with a couple of option packages. The Sun and Shade package has a panoramic sunroof and a power rear sunshade. The Sights and Sounds package adds a navigation system to IntelliLink, an 11-speaker, premium Bose surround-sound audio system and HD radio.
The Avenir comes with 19-inch wheels, a revised front fascia, upgraded leather upholstery, special floor mats, and the contents of both the Sights and Sounds and Sun and Shade packages.
Optional for the Essence, Premium and Avenir models is the Dynamic Drive package, which equips the LaCrosse with 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers and, for front-wheel-drive models, an upgraded front suspension design. You can also specify the Driver Confidence 2 package for the Premium and Avenir trims, adding adaptive cruise control; forward automatic emergency braking, which detects vehicles and pedestrians; and an automatic parking system.
noise & vibration3
ease of use3
getting in/getting out3.5
child safety seat accomodation3
audio & navigation3.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite LaCrosse safety features:
- Provides automatic crash notification, an emergency call button and stolen vehicle assistance, among other features.
- Front Automatic Braking
- Detects an imminent front collision. It will then warn the driver and apply automatic braking if necessary.
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Alerts you to cars in your blind spot with lights in the mirrors, helping to prevent accidents and limiting the amount of checking you must do.
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2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid for Sale
For years Buick has attempted to rediscover its luxury automobile prominence, only to fall short. Thankfully, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse brings the iconic American automobile manufacturer back to the luxury forefront and is a must to consider if you're shopping for a large luxury sedan.
The 2018 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 smartphone integration.
You'll also likely be impressed with the LaCrosse's adept 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 2018 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.
For 2018, the LaCrosse gains a new base engine. Dubbed eAssist, it's a mild hybrid system that adds a dollop of electricity to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to return an estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. That's lower fuel economy than offered by full hybrid large sedans, but then the LaCrosse is also cheaper. Still available, however, is a strong, 310-horsepower V6 engine that returns a still impressive 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway) with front-wheel drive and 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway) with all-wheel drive. Both fuel economy and acceleration are among the class-best.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse comes with several trim options from which to choose. The base LaCrosse (also called 1SV) is remarkable for its generous amenities, while the Preferred, Essence, Premium and Avenir offer more luxury, safety and technology features.
While very good at establishing itself as a real contender in the large luxury sedan segment, the 2018 LaCrosse is not without its faults. The seats are mounted rather low, compromising seat and driving positions. The engine features a stop-start 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 price jump between the base and Preferred trim levels is also questionable given the minuscule added content.
The faults are few, however, and we are extremely pleased with Buick's progress in finally making the LaCrosse a strong option in the segment. Trust Edmunds to help find the 2018 Buick LaCrosse that ticks off everything you're looking for in a large luxury sedan.
2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid?
2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,965. The average price paid for a new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $5,775 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,775 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,190.
The average savings for the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is13.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,475. The average price paid for a new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $5,579 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,579 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,896.
The average savings for the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is13.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,635. The average price paid for a new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $1,791 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,791 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,844.
The average savings for the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is5.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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