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2018 Buick LaCrosse Overview

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It’s clear from the first look that the 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a luxury full-size sedan, but there’s so much more to it than that. The new LaCrosse comes with an extravagant interior, with leather seating options and advanced technology. Plus, under the hood, you can opt for an engine that produces up to 310 horsepower.

The 2018 Buick Lacrosse is available in four trims: LaCrosse, Preferred, Essence, and Premium.


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What’s New for the 2018 Buick LaCrosse?

This year’s LaCrosse is receiving a new nine-speed automatic transmission, available as a pairing for the 3.6-liter V6 engine on the top three trim levels. The Essence is adding the option of all-wheel drive, and the model as a whole is now equipped with a standard eAssist light electrification system. There are also three new colors for the LaCrosse 2018 model year: Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, and Red Quartz Tintcoat.

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New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Exterior

As a full-size sedan, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse’s stance is similar to what you would expect from its competitors. However, it differentiates itself by including several top-tier features as standard on the base trim. Some of these features include LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED tail lamps, and outside heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is available in nine exterior colors: Red Quartz Tintcoat, Black Onyx, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tintcoat, Quicksilver Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, and Dark Slate Metallic.

2018 Buick LaCrosse Exterior Photos:

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse

  • Upper and lower active shutters, Outside heated power mirrors with turn signal indicators, Body-side bright moldings, Front intermittent wipers, LED tail lamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, 18-inch all-season blackwall tires

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Preferred
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  • Same as previous model

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence
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  • Memory settings for outside mirrors, Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, High-intensity discharge (HID) articulating headlamps

Exterior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Premium
-Adds to or replaces features on Essence-

  • Same as previous model

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Performance

There are two powertrain options on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse. The first, standard across all trim levels, is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces 194 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine, available on all trims except the base, is a 3.6-liter V6. The V6 is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and produces 310 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Efficiency

Of course, as with any vehicle, performance depends primarily on your choice of engine. In the 2018 LaCrosse, the smaller four-cylinder engine earns an estimated 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. If you decide to opt for the V6 engine, your fuel economy will decrease to an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive and the V6, efficiency drops even further to 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Interior

Buick is known for its luxury brand, and it really shows off that reputation inside the 2018 LaCrosse’s cabin. Leatherette seat trim and a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel come standard on the LaCrosse, with available upgrades to leather-appointed seating. You can even go for heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel to help keep you and your passengers comfortable year-round.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse

  • Interior: Adjustable headrests, Bright front sill plates, Front passenger eight-way power-adjustable seat, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Steering-wheel-mounted controls, Rear-window defogger, Leatherette seat trim, Rear split-folding seat, Two-way power-adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger, Rear center armrest with two cup holders, Front auxiliary 12-volt power outlet, Four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, Air filtration system
  • Radio and Technology: Theft-deterrent system; Cruise control; OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service; OnStar Basic Plan for five years; Remote start; Universal home remote; OnStar 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot; Quiet Tuning; Buick Infotainment System with 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen equipped with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, and voice recognition functions

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Preferred
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  • Interior: Power tilt and telescopic steering column, Cargo net
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM satellite radio with three-month trial

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Essence
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  • Interior: Leather-appointed seating, Two-way power-adjustable lumbar support for front passenger, Memory setting for driver’s seat, Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Radio and Technology: Wireless charging

Interior features available on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Premium
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  • Interior: Heated steering wheel, Four-way power-adjustable lumbar and massage seats for driver and front passenger, Ventilated driver and front passenger seats
  • Radio and Technology: Following Distance Indicator, 110-volt power outlet on center console, Lane Change Alert, Head-Up Display, Driver Confidence Package #1 (Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert), Safety Alert Seat

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Safety

While the new LaCrosse has several standard safety integrated into its design, the Teen Driver mode is one to highlight. Teen Driver allows parents to set regulations on a specific key fob. This means that while their teen is behind the wheel, parents can set limits for the car’s maximum speed, maximum volume, along with many other options. The vehicle also comes with a rear vision camera and rear park assist to help reduce problems with reverse maneuverability.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electronic grade braking
  • Rear park assist
  • Three-point height-adjustable safety belts for driver and right-front passenger
  • Safety trunk latch with manual release
  • Teen Driver setting
  • LATCH system
  • Rear vision camera
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Airbag system with passenger sensing technology

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