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2005 Buick LaCrosse
2005 Buick LaCrosse
Available Price Range $2,446-$9,206 Trims3 Combined MPG 23-24 Seats 5-6

Our Take on the 2005 Buick LaCrosse

Our Take

With the new LaCrosse sedan, Buick reduces its midsize lineup from two vehicles to one. Replacing both the family-focused Century and the sportier Regal, the front-wheel-drive 2005 LaCrosse features a new look and a new aluminum V-6 engine.Introduced at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show, the LaCrosse re... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space
  • Instrument readability
  • Steering and handling
  • Difficult to judge while parking
  • Old-fashioned personality

Notable Features

  • Three available trims
  • New 3.6-liter V-6 for CXS
  • Five- or six-passenger seating
  • Available StabiliTrak stability control
  • Optional remote starter
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Our Expert Reviews

The Century is history, and the Regal has been retired ... So, if you want a new Buick midsize sedan, LaCrosse is your game. Buick's all-new 2005 LaCrosse is nothing like the rough-and-tumble game played by racket-wielding, helmet-wearing players on an open field. From bumper to bumper, Buick's LaCrosse is softer, kinder and gentler.And after a week of driving the CXS, which is the t... Read full review for the 2005 Buick La Crosse

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car

by tkruz from on September 9, 2010

Bought mine in 08 with 60k miles and here in September 0f 2010 it has 161k. Replaced one wheel bearing and two sets of tires. Runs great and is good on gas. Average 29-32 hwy. Sales keeps me moving. ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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