The Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan returns for the 2015 model year with some well-executed tweaks worthy of what Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley referred to as the brand’s “product renaissance.” A quiet cabin, upscale interior, simple dashboard layout and commensurately simple-to-use multimedia system are noteworthy improvements. But the LaCrosse didn’t need much improvement in terms of child-safety-seat installation. We gave the 2014 LaCrosse high marks in nearly all areas, with the only drawbacks being floppy seat-belt buckles and fixed head restraints. Can the 2015 model measure up to that standard? Read the Car Seat Check below and find out.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- There are two sets of outboard Latch anchors, with one additional anchor in the middle seat. This setup allows parents to install a car seat with the Latch system in the middle seat. The LaCrosse also has three top tether anchors on the rear shelf, removable outboard head restraints and a fixed head restraint in the middle position.
- All four of our seats — a booster, infant, forward-facing convertible and rear-facing convertible — fit well and installed easily.
- Installation of the rear-facing infant and the convertible seats did not require moving the front passenger seat forward.
- Easy-to-use tether anchors simplified the installation of the forward-facing convertible seat.
What We Don’t
- The seat belts are on floppy buckles, which could be difficult for younger children to use by themselves.