• Apr 8, 2009
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General Motors introduced the world to the 2010 Buick LaCrosse at the Detroit Auto Show to a chorus of angels primarily positive reviews. Now, GM's finally decided it's high time to announce pricing for the entry-level luxury sedan. Base price for the 2010 LaCrosse CX is $27,835, including a $750 destination charge. That sum will net you a 3.0-liter direct injected V6 engine putting out 255 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission.

For those keeping track of such things, that's a good bit less than the starting price for the 2009 Acura TSX ($29,160), Lincoln MKZ ($32,695) and Lexus ES350 ($34,320). Sounds pretty good so far. Let's add some options. Step up to the $30,395 CXL model and you'll get heated leather seats, automatic climate control and 18" alloy rims, among other things.

All-wheel drive is available on the CXL model, starting at $32,570. A top-level LaCrosse CXS will run $33,765 and brings a 3.6-liter version of the DI V6 engine with 280 horses and 259 lb-ft or torque. Want one? Production is scheduled to begin "early this summer," which, last time we checked, was just around the corner. Full press release after the break.



[Source: Buick]

PRESS RELEASE:
BUICK ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR THE 2010 LACROSSE

New Buick LaCrosse Offers Generous List of Standard Equipment in a Package Priced Less Than $28,000

NEW YORK – Buick today announced pricing for the 2010 LaCrosse luxury sedan. It starts at $27,835 for the CX model, including a $750 destination charge.

Standard equipment includes a new, technologically advanced 3.0L direct injection (DI) V-6, premium cloth seats and 17-inch wheels. The 3.0L engine generates 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 217 lb.-ft. of torque (294 Nm) and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

"The new LaCrosse, with its luxurious interior, premium craftsmanship and personal technologies, represents a strong value in today's changing market," said Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president. "It is the next step in Buick's renaissance that is drawing all-new customers to this revitalized brand."

Pricing and details for LaCrosse's other models includes:

* $30,395 for CXL FWD (including destination). Building on the CX model's equipment, it includes the 3.0L DI V-6 and six-speed automatic, but adds leather heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror with LED turn indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch alloy wheels
* $32,570 for CXL AWD (including destination). Equipment is similar to the CXL FWD model, but includes a fully automatic, intelligent all-wheel-drive system that works in tandem with the anti-lock braking system and StabiliTrak electronic stability control system to deliver sure-footed traction in almost all driving conditions
* $33,765 for CXS (including destination). Equipment includes a 3.6L direct injection V-6; perforated, leather heated and cooled seats, and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels (19-inch wheels are optional). The 3.6L engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and generates 280 horsepower (209 kW) and 259 lb.-ft. of torque (351 Nm)

The 2010 LaCrosse's sculpted design is instantly recognizable as a Buick, with signature 'sweep spear' body-side styling, a waterfall grille and portholes," said Docherty. "Inside, premium materials create an inviting and comfortable environment, with ice blue ambient lighting used throughout – from the center console to the instrument panel and door panels."

A roster of standard and available features delivers a responsive, refined driving experience that is complemented by personal technologies. Examples include:

* European-designed chassis and suspension systems that deliver a confident driving experience
* Real-time damping suspension system
* High-intensity discharge headlamps with adaptive forward lighting
* Side Blind Zone Alert
* Bluetooth phone connectivity
* Rear-seat DVD entertainment system
* Six standard air bags, including roof-mounted head curtain side air bags

Complementing all of LaCrosse's features is Buick's signature QuietTuning, an engineering process that reduces, blocks and absorbs interior noise to provide a distraction-free passenger environment.

LaCrosse production begins early this summer at the Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kan.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks nice, but they are off-base comparing Buicks to Acuras and Luxus' when they are talking about price in my opinion. Even Lincoln I think of as a half step above Buick on the luxury scale. When I think of the competitors to Buick, I think Mercury, and maybe Chrysler in the not too distant past, not Lexus and Acura.

      Though I guess it makes business sense to imply your car is comparable to higher level upscale cars, and also show much cheaper it is too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why? Isn't Buick being sold to SAIC or being put in the "bad GM" side of the bankruptcy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just don't like this car. It is something in the styling that makes me think it just looks so bland. This really did it for me on Buick. So sad...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thats one nice looking Buick. I guess they trying to bring in younger generation to look at these cars.
      Christopher
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jei- no way, a FWD optional AWD product from GM to compete against the guilded camry that is the lexus ES should definately, or perhaps defiantly depending on one's opinion, be a buick. cadillac should be improving the next generation of their cars to match or improve upon the current cts in terms of style and ft/finish across the rest of the line, plus a smaller true bmw 3-series competitor on a smaller rear drive platform. cadillac has only recently come back up, it should not stoop so low again as to try for a FWD competitor to the lexus ES
      • 5 Years Ago
      pretty good deal, nice looking sedan and I think Buick topped the reliability list recently as well
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm a young guy and I think this car looks fantastic. I really like the way Buick design is evolving; I think the Enclave is a great looking vehicle too. These cars will break the idea that Buick is for old people.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool. Buick is becoming relevant again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Haven't seen a Buick look that good since the Reatta. I was going to say GNX, but I really like the Reatta.
        • 5 Years Ago
        might be childish but I still laughed, you know Reatta in Spanish means penis lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Antbee: Buick is soon to be a dead brand in the US, but not in China. Then, when SAIC buys it; yes, it will be a Chinese brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Sektor: This LaCrosse is built upon the LWB Epsilon 2 platform. The Chinese market Buick Regal is built on the SWB Epsilon 2 platform and it is essentially a badge engineered Opel/Vauxhaul Insignia, which is not a bad thing at all. This car is indeed bigger in size and equipment than the Chinese Regal. Also, we are likely to see the Chinese Regal in the Canadian and US markets as a new Buick since it won't be coming to the states as the Saturn Aura.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Quattroporte:

        You are right. I saw the pictures a while ago, and the similar looks and color got me. =P
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Chinese market Regal and our LaCrosse may both be based on the Opel Insignia, but they are not the same.

        http://www.autoblog.com/photos/chinese-buick-regal-unveiled/1138450/full/
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Antbee: You are probably too stupid to know this, but Buick is a favorite in China; while it is almost defunct here. Just look at the Chinese Buick lineup and compare it with the American one and you'll know why.

        Ok, that makes two of us. I am tired of your posts too, all devoid of any meaningful content. Just visual pollution.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sektor, why don't you shut the hell up! Buick is not and never will be a "Chinese brand!" You really make me sick with all your "Chinese this" and "Chinese that."
        • 5 Years Ago
        As a FYI, this is the Buick Regal from SAIC-GM-Wuling.

        So, after all, Buick is going to be the first Chinese brand to hit the US? Interesting.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree.. I love the GNX but the Reatta was really something - wasn't it? That and the Allante, anyway.. As for the new LaCrosse, yeah - I really like this car.. The interior is unique and beautiful! Power should be fine for an extry-level luxury car. I'm guessing it uses Quiet Tuning like the outgoing model - so that'll add to the experience inside.. All around, I really like this car.. So much better looking than the original LaCrosse... Not that it was all that bad either...

        Sal Collaziano
        http://www.buickforums.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks great! How about MPG on base model?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Chinese would buy many of them
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the General finally got something right. The interior especially, because that has been the blight to many contemporary GM cars for the last decade or so. Excellent gauges and I love the HUD. Thoroughly modern styling inside and out. And all of it with a price that's competitive in the segment. I'd definitely give this a look if I was considering a sedan.
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