The 2018 Buick LaCrosse
The LaCrosse is Buick’s flagship sedan – and a worthy one. Last year, it introduced Buick’s brand-new design language. In the past, Buick’s vehicles have been dated by the time they hit the showroom floor. But the 2018 Buick LaCrosse is clearly more about timelessness than trend. Smooth arches and refined details combine to create the impression that Buick is really back. And the details won’t disappoint the fine first-impression.
The standard engine is a 2.5L I-4 supplemented by “eAssist light electrification.” Buick has eschewed calling it a hybrid, ostensibly to avoid frightening the average consumer. But it simply means that you get the best of power and fuel economy. For those who want even more power, Buick also offers an available 3.6L V6 with an impressive 310 horsepower. And, thanks to Active Fuel Management, which reduces the number of cylinders in use at low speeds, it still gets great fuel economy.
Comfort and refinement preside over the interior. Bose’s Active Noise Control and Buick QuietTuning provide a remarkably quiet cabin, even when driving at high speeds. In the silence, you can enjoy stunning details like the standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8” touch screen, and OnStar 4G LTE WiFi. Other standard features include:
- Remote Start
- Rear Park Assist
- HID headlamps
2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir
Earlier this year, the Buick Enclave became the first vehicle to be released under the Avenir badge. Avenir is Buick’s new premium trim, and it signals first-class refinement and style. Now, the 2018 LaCrosse is set to join the Enclave and become buick’s first Avenir car.
Nine out of ten LaCrosse buyers are choosing one of the top two trim levels — customers are signalling they want more from Buick. With even more content and an elegant look, Avenir adds a unique name and appearance for those who want the best of our attainable luxury.
-Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Buick
It’s impressive look begins with the Avenir grille. Buick calls it “three-dimensional” but I would more impressed if it was two-dimensional. In any case, it looks fantastic with it’s sharp wing badge and lower complement. And the breathtaking style carries over into the interior where you’ll find premium leathers and custom Avenir stitching. Buick has also included the Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound premium audio and panoramic moonroof.
The LaCrosse Avenir comes with the standard 310 horsepower V6 and nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination ensures that the power delivery is not only immediate and forceful, but also remarkably smooth. Other available performance features include Intelligent Twin-Clutch AWD and a Dynamic Drive Package with continuously variable real-time dampening control.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse and LaCrosse Avenir will arrive in early 2018.