• (4.7) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,426$12,186
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 200-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Buick LaCrosse

Our Take on the 2009 Buick LaCrosse

Buick's LaCrosse midsize sedan received new front-end styling last year and a new Super trim level. Supers feature a V-8 engine with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology. Also available in CX and CXL forms with V-6 power, the sedan competes with the Mercury Milan and Chrysler 300.The... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Forgettable styling, even with new grille
  • Interior looks dated
  • Marginal overall score in IIHS side-impact crash test

Notable Features

  • Super trim level
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Five- or six-person cabin
  • Bluetooth wireless phone communication

2009 Buick LaCrosse Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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Better styling than earlier Buicks

by Grumps from San Antonio on June 16, 2010

I've owned mine for 6 months so I know it pretty well. Good design, luxury interior, good ride and lots of bells and whistles are things I like about the car. The negatives are: It looks like too many... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Buick LaCrosse Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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