2014 Buick LaCrosse

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The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is offered in three trim levels- base,

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The 2014 Buick LaCrosse receives a number of improvements like freshened exterior and interior styling, and some long overdue tech features like a lane change alert system, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross traffic alert.

The 2014 Buick Lacrosse is offered in three trim levels- base, Leather Group, and the Premium Group which is broken down into a Premium I Group and Premium II Group.

Standard features on the entry level base Buick LaCrosse includes  17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, Bluetooth, and a seven speaker sounds system with an eight-inch color touchscreen, an iPod®/USB user interface, satellite radio and auxiliary jack.

Also standard is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 11 kilowatt electric motor and lithium-ion battery. This combination delvers an estimated 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. A 3.6-liter V6 is optional. It delivers 303 horsepower and returns an estimated 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway on front-wheel drive variants. All-wheel drive models return an estimated 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

Stepping up to the midlevel Leather Group will get you additional features like fog lamps, a rear parking assist system, push-button start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat. The 2.4-liter engine is standard on this trim and is also offered with the option to upgrade to the more powerful 3.6-liter V6.

Opting for the Premium I will add 19-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a rear power sunshade, and an upgraded eleven-speaker sound Bose surround sound system. It also gets the V6 as standard and adds an upgraded suspension. The top-of-the-line Premium II gets all this plus 20-inch alloy wheels and a navigation system.

Several packages are available that offer additional features like xenon headlights, fog lamps, the additional safety features mentioned earlier, a blind-zone alert system, head-up display, and an Pautomatic collision avoidance system.

Pricing for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse starts at $34,460 for the entry model and tops out at $40,680 for the top-of-the line Premium II.

 Styling, decent fuel economy, numerous safety features

 Cumbersome touchscreen, sluggish acceleration, poor rearward visibility

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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