If the Buick LaCrosse gets your attention when you are driving down the highway, it has achieved the desired effect Buick designers intended with their ultra-elegant, modern design. The 2012 model offers the kind of luxury and comfort that is on a level with serious European and Asian top-tier model entries.
In 2012, the LaCrosse brings their four-cylinder engine offering with a twist. A small electric motor called eAssist has been added as standard equipment. Power is very much on the same level as the 2011 four-cylinder but fuel economy has been significantly improved. EPA estimates place the gain at six more MPG in both city and highway driving conditions.
For those that prefer a more robust drivetrain, the V6 has an improvement of 23 horsepower for 2012. The V6 is available for no additional cost but Buick makes the Convenience Group a required purchase option for those desiring the V6. The Convenience Group will add a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and an upgraded driver’s seat to the LaCrosse.
The already luxurious interior will also receive upgrades in the 2012 model. Buick Intellilink Bluetooth system allows owners to integrate their Smartphones and make calls or stream music. This adds to the high tech look and feel of the LaCrosse interior.
Buick’s combination of high tech, luxury, comfort and economical engines make it a serious competitor to models costing several thousand dollars more than LaCrosse. Add the emphasis on a “green-oriented” base engine which will save serious dollars at the gas pump and you have a highly desirable, great performing luxury sedan – without the steep price tag of other top luxury models from envious competitors.