2011 Buick LaCrosse Overview
After going through a radical transformation last year, the 2011 Buick Lacrosse forges along with the same impressive look and overall package—without the premium price tag.
The biggest change for 2011 happens to be the omission of the 3.0-liter V-6 amongst the engine lineup. That leaves the 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine and the 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual and available all-wheel drive. For an enhanced ride, real-time adjusting suspension and limited-slip differential are optional. Fuel estimates get a huge bump from the efficient Ecotec engine with 16-19 mpg in the city and 26-30 mpg on the highway. The 2011 LaCrosse competes in the premium segment with vehicles like the Volkswagen Passat.
Available in three trims, CX, CXL and CXS, the 2011 LaCrosse features something for everyone. On the outside, the LaCrosse is still as impressive as last year with its sleek lines and contours that flow from the headlights to the LED taillights, with a bold grille standing out front. Choose between 17-inch wheels (CX), 18-inch wheels and fog lights (CXL) and standard 18-inch wheels or optional 19-inch wheels on the CXS.
Once inside the 2011 Buick LaCrosse, wood accents and leather seating blend with the center console, steering column and tachometer to provide elegant styling. The available Head-Up Display allows you to view instrumentation such as speedometer, turn-signal indicators, audio system and cruise control without taking your eyes off the road. Ambient LED lighting sets the mood, while the available panoramic sunroof showers you with sunshine. A navigation system, heated and ventilated leather-appointed seats, dual rear-seatback DVD screens, Bluetooth connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and dual-display DVD entertainment system for the backseat are all exciting features.
Keeping everyone safe has never been easier with the 2011 Buick LaCrosse’s numerous safety features. Anti-lock brakes with traction control, dual front airbags, dual side-impact airbags, and head-curtain side-impact airbags are standard. Ultra-sonic rear parking assist and side blind zone alert help prevent collisions, while OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response notifies emergency personnel, roadside assistance and performs vehicle diagnostics.
Once a forgotten sedan, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse midsize quasi-luxury sedan demands your attention. Highlighted by the sleek and sophisticated exterior and affordable sticker price, the Lacrosse is further evidence that Buick is back.