Consumer Reviews Summary
24 of 26 (92%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Buick LaCrosse Overview
The 2013 Buick Lacrosse is an elegant sedan that slots in above the Regal in Buick’s lineup. It offers a bit more interior room and passenger comfort than the Regal making it ideal for long trips or carrying people around town.
For 2013 the Lacrosse adds Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system that connects your smart phone to the Lacrosse as standard equipment. The rearview mirror has been shifted to offer better visibility and the xenon HID headlights now include stylish blue rings.
Styling is conservative on the Lacrosse, befitting a car of its class and size. The more prominent feature is the large chrome waterfall grill, a Buick signature, which dominates the front fascia of the car. 17-inch wheels are standard. 18- or 19-inch wheels, fog lights, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals are also available.
The 2013 Lacrosse offers a very distinct pair of drivetrain options. The Lacrosse eAssist is a mild hybrid that also serves as a base trim, combining a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a 15-horsepower electric motor. It’s not as intrusive of a hybrid system like what you’d find in a Toyota Prius, the Lacrosse never really runs on just electric power, but the motor assists with acceleration and there is also a regenerative braking system. The second powertrain option is a more conventional 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. Lacrosse models with the V-6 offer both front- and all-wheel-drive. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission option across all trims.
Predictably, the Lacrosse eAssist delivers the superior fuel economy figures: 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The V-6 is no slouch in its own right, with 17/27 mpg city/highway (25 mpg highway with AWD).
Inside, the Lacrosse takes on a more modern approach than the exterior with a big swooping center console dominating the dash and cool blue illumination peeking out from the instrument panel. The backseat is expansive, with over 40-inches of rear legroom (that’s three inches more than the already spacious Honda Accord) and enough space to fit even three people comfortably. There is also plenty of standard equipment piled into the Lacrosse, including dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, universal home remote, USB/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, and an eight-inch color touch-screen. Available options include a navigation system, backseat entertainment system with two displays, heated/ventilated front seats, wood trim, and a power rear sunshade.
The 2013 Lacrosse is highly decorated when it comes to safety, winning five-out-of-five stars from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS for its performance in crash tests.
If you’re looking for a car that ably combines luxury and passenger comfort, and most importantly won’t break the bank, the 2013 Buick Lacrosse warrants your consideration.