2016 Buick LaCrosse

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2016 Buick LaCrosse
2016 Buick LaCrosse

Key specs

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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

6 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Nice car and I love the way it drives.

The lacrosse is the best car I've ever had. This car is top of the line. I've heard great things about this car from a friend.


Most horrible car I have ever owned

Car and rims started to rust after 10,000 km. Wish I could attach photos to this review. Rear bushings have had to be changed twice. Dealer can not figure out why tires need to be replaced every 30,000 km and why bushings keep getting worn out. Would never buy a Buick again don't waste your money go buy a Lexus or Toyota instead


Kind of like a luxury Dodge Charger, but smoother.

This car moves out when needed. smooth, non-jerky ride. Kind of like a luxury Dodge Charger, but smoother. Lots of safety features for driver confidence.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
View all cpo program details

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