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2014 Buick LaCrosse

A Nice, New Buick Aims For Middle Of The Road Any time someone describes some portion of a car or a driving experience as being "nice," I want to either A) throttle them or B) run as fast and as far as I can from that vehicle. "Nice" is among the most insidious words in the English language – at best it's vague, and at worst, it conveys the exact opposite of its literal meaning. Yet it seems to be used with damnable frequency when it comes to verbally illustrating vehicles. "It looks really nice," or "These seats feel nice," or, heaven forefend, "It's got a nice ride," are all... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
304 HP / 264 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$34,060
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    Los Angeles: Buick LaCrosse GL Concept goes upscale for LA crowd
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    The Buick LaCrosse GL Concept has officially bowed at the 2011 LA Auto Show. The luxury LaCrosse lounges on the show floor with a set of aggressive 20-inch alloy wheels, which are the only exterior cues available to distinguish this vehicle from its more plebeian litter mates. Inside is a whole different story, however. The LaCrosse GL Concept coddles its ...

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    Los Angeles: Buick LaCrosse GL concept goes for luxury with a capital L
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    Buick will arrive at next week's LA Auto Show with this in tow: the LaCrosse GL concept. Were you hoping for a high-performance LaCrosse GS to keep the hot rod Regal GS company? Well, the LaCrosse GL isn't that, even though we thought Buick might be working on one based on these spy shots. Instead, the LaCrosse GL is billed as a design study to see just ...

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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist doesn't waste gas by running in place
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    In its latest 30-second advertisement pitching the 2012 LaCrosse eAssist, Buick makes an interesting point: since people don't constantly run in place, its near-luxury mid-size sedan doesn't either. The ad thus extolls the virtues of eAssist, a fuel-saving mild hybrid setup with stop-start technology available in the LaCrosse. Because of Buick's simple ...

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    Buick LaCrosse eAssist launches in China for $41,634
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    Hybrids have never been a hit in China, with even the Toyota Prius failing to make a dent in a meaningful way over there. Some say the Prius' unconventional styling turns Chinese consumers off. Maybe that's why Buick is betting its conventionally styled LaCrosse eAssist will be a hit in China. The non-eAssist LaCrosse has been one of Buick's Chinese ...

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    Recalls: 2012 Buick LaCrosse recalled over improperly calibrated ESC
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    The very first 2012 Buick LaCrosse models began rolling off the line in June, but a new recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will have these cars going right back to the dealerships from which they came. NHTSA states that 4,077 LaCrosse sedans are affected by this recall, covering vehicles built between June 9 and July 2 ...

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    GM invests $129 million to boost production of eAssist transmissions
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    General Motors' powertrain facilities in Toledo, OH and Bedford, IN – the ones that make transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models equipped with fuel-saving eAssist technology – will get the bulk of a $129-million investment GM announced on Tuesday. More specifically, Toledo gets $83 million for enhancements to a six-speed transmission ...

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    Why GM got the eco gauge totally right on the Buick LaCross with eAssist
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    At first glance, the white "Eco" needle over an all-green background on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist feels wrong. The needle sits at the 12 o'clock position and there's green on either side, which tells the driver nothing. Well, nothing until you understand what the needle is telling you, and then you realize that what GM has done here is ...

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    Official: 2012 Buick LaCrosse gets more powerful 3.6L V6
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    The big news surrounding the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is the addition of General Motors' eAssist technology – a new powertrain that will help the big sedan achieve up to 37 miles per gallon on the highway. Buick will offer the eAssist four-cylinder as the standard engine in the 2012 LaCrosse, but The General's 3.6-liter V6 will be available as a no-cost ...

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    Buick LaCrosse with eAssist priced from $29,960*
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    As expected, Buick has announced that its new 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist is priced identically to its more powerful V6-powered sibling. That means that $29,960 (*plus an $860 destination charge) will get the buyer either 25 city and 37 highway miles per gallon (along with about 180 horsepower) or 303 horsepower (along with fuel economy that's not yet EPA ...

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    Official: Buick LaCrosse with eAssist priced from $29,960*
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    As expected, Buick has announced that its new 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist is priced identically to its more powerful V6-powered sibling. $29,960 (*plus an $860 destination charge) will get the buyer either 25 city and 37 highway miles per gallon (along with about 180 horsepower) or 303 horsepower (along with fuel economy that's not yet EPA rated but ...

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    Report: Opel to get next-gen Buick Enclave and LaCrosse
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    To help build the Buick brand, General Motors has turned the Opel Insignia into a Buick Regal, and in the fall, the Astra will become the 2012 Verano. These new products are proving to be a shot in the arm for Buick, but will the magic work the other way around? According to a new report by GMInsideNews, we may soon find out. The site claims that The ...

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    Report: Buick to take its products to the people in search of more sales
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    Buick sales are leading the pack in General Motors' push to gain customers from other brands, pulling in an impressive 40 percent of its sales from other manufacturers' customer bases. To keep the trend going, Buick brass say they need to continue to convince people that Buick doesn't just make retiree barges anymore. Despite its lineup of the LaCrosse, ...

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    Chevrolet MyLink comes to Buick, GMC in IntelliLink form
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    As expected, General Motors will begin rolling out MyLink later this year, and GM has expanded the connectivity system to include the 2012 Buick Verano, Regal and LaCrosse, along with the 2012 GMC Terrain. GM has changed the branding of its SYNC competitor to IntelliLink for Buick and GMC models, although the features and functionality remain the ...

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    Hitachi resumes battery production for Buick LaCrosse, Regal eAssist models
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    Three of Hitachi's automotive factories in Japan are back online, including a facility that manufactures lithium-ion batteries for General Motors' eAssist-equipped models. Hitachi Vehicle Energy in Ibaraki Prefecture is operational and has resumed production of lithium-ion batteries for the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist and the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
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    The TriShield's Big Sedan Does The Electric Slide It's hard to talk about all of the good things General Motors is doing these days without referencing the Chevrolet Volt – it is perhaps the most talked-about car on the scene, green or otherwise. In showing the world that highly efficient, practical cars aren't so far out of our reach, GM is ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
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    The TriShield's Big Sedan Does The Electric Slide It's hard to talk about all of the good things General Motors is doing these days without referencing the Chevrolet Volt – it is perhaps the most talked-about car on the scene, green or otherwise. In showing the world that highly efficient, practical cars aren't so far out of our reach, GM is ...

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    2012 Buick LaCrosse dropping trim levels, V6 available as no-cost option
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    In addition to having eAssist added to its four-cylinder powertrain, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is undergoing a few other changes. We aren't talking about styling or content tweaks – instead, General Motors is revising its packaging strategy for the LaCrosse. Buick will be ditching the CX, CXL and CXS trim level designations and simply offer large ...

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    Report: 10,000 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX models face faulty defroster recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and General Motors have announced the recall of 10,000 vehicles. According to The Detroit News, certain 2011 Cadillac SRX and 2011 Buick Lacrosse models may have been built with a defect that can prevent the vehicle's defroster from effectively clearing the windshield. NHTSA is concerned that the reduced ...

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    Buick sales beating up on Lexus, may be this year's most popular luxury brand
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    There are a number of simple, reliable truths in the world. The Earth is round. A compass points north. Nobody but the Chinese buy Buicks and Lexus is the best-selling luxury brand in the United States. Well, hold on to your horses. Lowly old Buick, long seen as the doorstop of the luxury segment, has outsold Lexus two months straight and shows no signs ...

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    Maxwell CEO says ultracaps are perfect for General Motors' eAssist hybrids
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    When General Motors debuted the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010, the automaker made it clear that this fuel-saving technology would find a home in other models soon. Last month, the eAssist-equipped 2012 Buick Regal made its debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. In the future, The General will wheel out more ...

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