Buick is doing everything it might to shed the retiree-car-of-choice stigma it carried all these many years ago, and with each passing year, it is actually succeeding. On the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, the automaker introduced its new style language using the release of the thoroughly redesigned 2017 LaCrosse, which distanced the brad far away from its decades of counting on AARP members.
This all-new sedan brings ideas from the insanely well-received Avenir idea as well as 1954 Wildcat II notion. This new appear begins out with Buick producing the sedan sleeker than any other time by stretching out by 0.6 inches, widening it by 0.4 inches, and pulling its roofline down by 1.6 inches. The latter could reduce headroom slightly, but damn it looks very good like that.
Within the outdoors, consumers may even observe that the mirrors now are mounted on the doors in place of close to the corners on the front side windows. On top of that, standing out are its typical 18-inch wheels, swept deck lid that acts like a spoiler, common HID headlights, in addition to a normal capless fuel filler.
Inside the cabin, the brand new LaCrosse is more premium than ever. It characteristics a horizontal kind that stretches the interior, a floating center console, soft-touch components, French stitching, aluminum sill plates, wood trim, and more. Further enhancing the LaCrosse’s cabin is its offered Moon White ambient lamps, warmed and ventilated front seats together with punctured leather, a warmed steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, a top quality Bose audio procedure, as well as a energy rea sunshade.
The 2017 LaCrosse will come equipped having a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that cranks out 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. This engine features Energetic Fuel Management that shuts down many of the cylinders beneath light load to conserve fuel.
The V-6 engine partners to an eight-speed auto transmission that provides the power to your front wheels as standard. Optionally, buyer can choose Buick’s first-ever twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system that splits the torque for optimal traction and handling.
One genuinely neat function that captured my attention about the 2017 LaCrosse is its Lead-Pull Compensation method. This particular steering system basically compensates the steering angle for high-speed crosswinds and street crowns that can trigger you to drift in 1 route.
The 2017 LaCrosse will arrive inside the early summer of 2016, but pricing stays unknown for now.