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Buick LaCrosse Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Buick LaCrosse Reviews

The Buick LaCrosse is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn FWD, 4dr Sdn Leather AWD, 4dr Sdn Premium I AWD, 4dr Sdn Base FWD, 4dr Sdn Premium II FWD, 4dr Sdn Sport Touring FWD, 4dr Sdn Leather FWD and 4dr Sdn Premium I FWD. The powertrains include 2.4-liter 4 (182 hp) and 3.6-liter V6 (304 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 17 mpg city to 27 mpg highway. The LaCrosse CXS V6 uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Lincoln MKZ, Kia Cadenza, Lexus ES and Hyundai Azera.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010

Reviewed Buick LaCrosses from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Buick LaCrosse Leather 4-cyl
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse CX 4-cyl

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