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  • (4.5) 27 reviews
  • Available Prices: $16,703–$29,219
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-23
  • Engine: 304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Buick LaCrosse

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Buick LaCrosse

What We Don't Like

  • Visibility
  • Light-colored dashboard's reflection in windshield
  • Touch-sensitive climate controls
  • Small trunk
  • Mushy brake-pedal feel

Notable Features

  • 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 Reviews

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

Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

Average based on 27 reviews

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Second most reliable car I've owned.

by Dean Hilson from Thomson, Ga 30824 on November 21, 2017

This car has met all my needs and I'm comfortable driving it around town and on long trips. We had some trouble with the cruse control but that has been fixed and were very pleased with the service we... Read Full Review

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8 Trims Available

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2016 Buick LaCrosse Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick LaCrosse 1SV

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Buick LaCrosse 1SV

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Buick LaCrosse 1SV

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Buick LaCrosse 1SV

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 6 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: $1,400 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

Other Years