2009 Buick LaCrosse

Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Buick LaCrosse

  • The springs provide a lot of initial compliance and allow you to float over minor imperfections, but once they are slightly compressed, the rubber bump stops come into play to gradually stiffen the suspension.

    - Car and Driver
  • An uncommon option in today's cars, but offered in the LaCrosse, is a full-size front seat.

    - Cars.com
  • The LaCrosse has a rich, high-quality looking interior with attractive woodgrain trim, nicely presented instruments and controls and available leather seats with nice-looking gathered stitching.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • ...slide into the driver's seat, look at the tight fits and polished look of the dash and door panels, and you get the sense that the LaCrosse is something special. The horizontal dash treatment features wood-grain accents, the instruments have chronograph styling with aluminum bezels, and tasteful strips of chrome add some sparkle.

    - Road & Track

What reviewers liked least about the Buick LaCrosse

  • The faux wood that runs across the dash was insultingly unconvincing, with no gloss or depth.

    - Car and Driver
  • The 3.8 V6 provides strong takeoffs but lacks strong passing power in the 35-55-mph range. Expect about 8.5-sec from 0-60-mph.

    - Consumer Guide
  • ...densely clustered small sound and climate system buttons won't endear the LaCrosse to older drivers accustomed to larger, easier-to-use controls.

    - MSN Autos
  • The only area that needs improvement is the matte-black finish of the center stack housing the sound system and climate controls. It doesn't communicate the same sense of elegance as the rest of the interior.

    - Road & Track

Buick LaCrosse Comparisons

  • The twin headlamps call to mind the Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

    - Edmunds.com
  • We don't know that the LaCrosse will compete directly with the Accord and Camry, but it is certainly a worthy competitor for all the American-made competition in the $30,000 sedan class.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • Buick's Quiet Tuning has made the new LaCrosse one of the quietest, most pleasant cars to ride and drive in among the entire class.

    - New Car Test Drive

Best one-liner about the Buick LaCrosse

  • Quality announces itself early.

    - Cars.com
  • In a high-tech world, this still looks like the old chrome toaster.

    - Cars.com
  • Familiarity breeds content.

    - Road & Track

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