2018 Buick LaCrosse

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

197.50” x 57.50”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Sleek lines
  • Dashboard touchscreen integration
  • Backseat legroom

The bad:

  • Front-end styling doesn't say luxury
  • Electronic gear selector
  • Dark-gray trim on center console
  • Backseat headroom

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Buick LaCrosse trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New mild hybrid drivetrain standard
  • Available V-6 with new nine-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Massaging front seats available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection available

2018 Buick LaCrosse review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Buick LaCrosse is a full-size entry-luxury sedan that competes with the Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. It’s available with front- or all-wheel drive and a mild hybrid four-cylinder drivetrain or a V-6.

The new standard mild hybrid four-cylinder drivetrain is rated at 194 horsepower. The optional 310-hp V-6 pairs with a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


I love my Buick Lacrosse

This is by far the best car for your money, I bought this car used with almost 40k miles and now it’s at 110k miles in about a year and a half. I drive 100-300 miles a day and this car gets around the same gas mileage as my old Hyundai sonata. This car is driven through heavy traffic in Washington DC and the rural countryside on a daily basis and can handle just about anything. This car drives and feels like a Mercedes S class. I travel around the area and I couldn’t think of a more comfortable car to do my job in. I never have to worry about reliability. The only con with this car is that an oil change is about $120 wherever you go (DC Area) and my fog light was knocked out by heavy snow ($25 part). If you’re researching you should definitely buy this car.


I love my Lacrosse

This car by far exceeds my expectations. I purchased it used earlier this year (just before gas prices spiked). Among the features I like most are the great gas mileage (25-35 mpg) I get from my hybrid model Lacrosse, and the quick “get-up-and-go”.


Great Car - should not have stopped making it!!

The car is equal to if not better than the Cadillacs I have owned. The V6 is very peppy and yet gets great gas mileage on regular gas. I would gladly buy another but GM no longer makes it - dumb decision if you ask me.

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Based on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
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
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