2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid
- A V6-powered front-wheel-drive Sport Touring trim debuts
- The Premium trim now comes with a new air ionizer
- Part of the third LaCrosse generation introduced for 2017
- Comfortable and composed ride on rough roads
- Quiet and genuinely luxurious interior
- Surprisingly adept handling with Dynamic Drive package
- Good fuel economy
- Low-mounted seats front and back may limit comfort
- Small cargo space
- Unremarkable handling without Dynamic Drive package
2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which LaCrosse does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse carries over the significant changes that took place back in 2017 and a powertrain update in 2018, as part of the brand's plan to reinvigorate and claw back to its position in the luxury segment. And we like what we're seeing. Rather than a hyperstylized version of a coupe or a sport sedan that does neither very well, Buick has rightly chosen to make a comfortable, efficient and traditional car.
The interior is roomy and comfortable, and the seats feature a wide range of adjustability that is perfect for long stints. Buick's easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system is compatible with both Apple and Android products to help melt away the miles.
The standard eAssist powertrain features a mild-hybrid system, a small electric motor paired to the four-cylinder engine that allows for unobtrusive stop-starts and a little nudge to help get the car off the line. The larger V6 engine, standard in the new Sport Touring model, provides smooth power at the expense of the eAssist's economy. While all models come as front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is available in the top trim models.
Power and handling aren't the LaCrosse's forte. The heavy sedan drives well enough going straight down the road and has good steering feel, but any dynamic maneuvers will leave the tires squealing in most trim levels. Ride quality and noise are also surprisingly disappointing. Things improve considerably with the Dynamic Drive package, but that's only available on the priciest trim levels.
Still, there's no denying that some buyers don't want to get beat up with stiff suspension and confusingly complex technology. For them, the Buick LaCrosse should be appealing. Otherwise, this big Buick leaves a lot to be desired relative to its competitors.
2019 Buick LaCrosse configurations
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is available in base 1SV, Preferred, Essence, Sport Touring, Premium, and Avenir trim levels. All except the Sport Touring and 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. A 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp, 268 lb-ft) paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Avenir and Sport Touring, and optional for the Preferred, Essence and Premium. Front-wheel drive is standard, while the Essence, Premium and Avenir can be fitted with all-wheel drive (V6 only).
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 ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with two-way driver lumbar adjustment), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar emergency communications, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, an eight-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and the Buick IntelliLink infotainment interface that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. It is available only in black or white exterior paint.
The Preferred adds a power-adjustable steering wheel, a cargo net and more paint choices.
The Essence trim adds different exterior trim, 19-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, driver memory settings and wireless smartphone charging. The Sport Touring only differs with its special exterior trim. Optional on both is the Driver Confidence I package that adds blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
The Premium trim includes the Driver Confidence I items and adds forward collision warning, a head-up display, lane keeping assist, the Safety Alert driver's seat (buzzes to get your attention to various safety warning systems), an ionizing air cleaner, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats with massage and four-way lumbar adjustment.
The Sport Touring, 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 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 packages listed above.
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 II package for the Premium and Avenir trims, which adds adaptive cruise control, forward automatic emergency braking that detects vehicles and pedestrians, and an automatic parking system.
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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 reducing driver workload.
Buick LaCrosse vs. the competition
2019 Buick LaCrosse
2018 Buick Regal Sportback
Buick LaCrosse vs. Buick Regal Sportback
The Regal Sportback and the LaCrosse are similar in size, but there are some differences. The Regal is a little smaller in the back seat but has loads more cargo space thanks to its hatchback configuration. Amazingly, although the LaCrosse is less powerful than the Regal Sportback, it is lighter and more efficient.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Chrysler 300
Both the 300 and the LaCrosse are full-size sedans perfect for traveling down the long and winding road. You'll have more driver engagement in the 300, thanks to its rear-wheel drive and powerful standard V6 engine, and you'll ooze machismo even when you don't want to. The LaCrosse is the calmer, buttoned-up sedan, though it is slightly smaller on the inside and in cargo space.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Lincoln MKZ
Both sedans deliver competent highway cruising and multiple powertrain options. The MKZ, though, is available with a twin-turbo V6. If performance is important, then the MKZ is the better buy. Even in base form, the MKZ's turbo four-cylinder outperforms the LaCrosse's non-turbocharged engine. On the inside, the LaCrosse is bigger and plusher. Both come standard with a lot of technology and infotainment features.
2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid for Sale
For years Buick has attempted to rediscover its luxury automobile prominence, only to fall short. The 2019 Buick LaCrosse brings the iconic American automobile manufacturer closer to the luxury forefront and should be considered if you're shopping for a large luxury sedan.
The 2019 LaCrosse is a quieter and more comfortable option than most vehicles in the midsize sedan segment. The exterior evokes a conservative and uniquely American appearance with smooth lines and Buick's distinctive brightwork and grille.
Inside, you'll find a cozy cabin with materials of a higher quality than used in previous LaCrosses, emulating pricier luxury vehicles 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 improved 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 2019 LaCrosse feels cushy while cruising but won't trip all over itself on curvy back roads. Adding the Dynamic Drive package stiffens the driving experience with 20-inch wheels and an advanced suspension design.
The LaCrosse base engine, dubbed eAssist, is 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 sedans, but then the LaCrosse is also cheaper. Also available 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 2019 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, Sport Touring, Essence, Premium, and Avenir offer more luxury, safety and technology features.
The 2019 LaCrosse has established itself as a real contender in the large luxury sedan segment, but it's not without 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 the Preferred trim levels is also questionable given the minuscule added content.
Still, we are pleased with Buick's progress in making the LaCrosse a strong option in the segment. Trust Edmunds to help find the 2019 Buick LaCrosse that ticks off everything you're looking for in a large luxury sedan.
2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Overview
The 2019 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 1SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 LaCrosse Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including Essence, Premium, Preferred, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid here.
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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.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid?
2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2019 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 $42,725. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $4,926 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,926 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,799.
The average savings for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is11.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2019 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 $39,320. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $4,573 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,573 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,747.
The average savings for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Essence 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is11.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
The 2019 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 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $91 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $91 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,544.
The average savings for the 2019 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is0.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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