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