2016 Buick LaCrosse

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Quiet interior
  • Seat comfort
  • Smooth V-6 drivetrain
  • Ride and handling
  • Steering feel, feedback

The Bad

  • Visibility
  • Light-colored dashboard's reflection in windshield
  • Touch-sensitive climate controls
  • Small trunk
  • Mushy brake-pedal feel
2016 Buick LaCrosse exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse

  • New Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Four-cylinder mild-hybrid or V-6 drivetrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Remote start standard
  • Digital instrument panel standard

2016 Buick LaCrosse Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan comes with either a mild-hybrid four-cylinder powertrain or a V-6 engine. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available with the V-6. Competitors include the Chrysler 300, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Toyota Avalon.
New for 2016
The standard IntelliLink multimedia system gets a new 8-inch touch-screen, features two USB ports and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which mirror select smartphone apps on the dashboard screen. All-wheel-drive cars can now have available 20-inch wheels.
Significant Standard Features

  • 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • IntelliLink entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Remote start
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Mild-hybrid system with 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack
  • Adaptive suspension
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Blind spot warning system with lane change alert
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan comes with either a mild-hybrid four-cylinder powertrain or a V-6 engine. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available with the V-6. Competitors include the Chrysler 300, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Toyota Avalon.
New for 2016
The standard IntelliLink multimedia system gets a new 8-inch touch-screen, features two USB ports and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which mirror select smartphone apps on the dashboard screen. All-wheel-drive cars can now have available 20-inch wheels.
Significant Standard Features

  • 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • IntelliLink entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Remote start
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Mild-hybrid system with 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack
  • Adaptive suspension
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Blind spot warning system with lane change alert
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability

Latest 2016 LaCrosse Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

best car I ever owned

by squeak from urbana, il on April 1, 2018

best car I ever owned rides good handles good a very quiet ride no road noise . love it , love it nothing else to add Read full review

(5.0)

It was love at first sight!

by CeceliaRom from Arizona on March 4, 2018

I love, love, love this car! I didn't even test drive it and knew I loved it. I didn't think I would be able to afford one but found a gently used one on cars.com and got an awesome deal. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Buick LaCrosse 1SV

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Buick

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LaCrosse received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker