The LaCrosse is a medium size luxury car built by GM for quite some time. The current model has been around since 2009 and it is expected to get an all new car with the 2017 model year. Until then though, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is going to be the last model of this generation so as you would expect, it will receive a special treatment as well as a few unique options which are only going to be available for a limited time. The price of the car did not change all that much for the new model meaning that the base model can still be had for around $32,000 while the higher end versions of the car will go for around $40,000 or more.
Because the 2016 model is just a refresh of the older car, it means that it also uses the same platform as before. This is not ideal because the LaCrosse is not the most engaging car to drive or even the more secure on the road. However, it manages to offer a lot of comfort to its passengers which is usually more important in its class.
2016 Buick LaCrosse Engine
The 2016 model comes with the same engines as before. This means that the base model gets the usual 2.4 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which is capable of 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque with the help of an eAssist function. This combines a small electric motor in the 6 speed automatic with the petrol engine in order to offer more low-end torque than usual. The top of the range model on the other hand remained the usual 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 which is one of the more capable engines in its class at 303 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. The only drawback we see with the car here is that the great all wheel drive system is only available on the top tier levels of the V6 engined car.
2016 Buick LaCrosse Design of Exterior And Interior
The design of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is pretty much identical to that of the 2015 model. This is because this is more of a technology update rather than a facelift. The only real differences between the two are the deletion of a couple of exterior colors in the favor of a few special ones while the wheels have been upgraded to 20 inches on the top trim level.
Inside the cabin on the other hand, the new 2016 Buick LaCrosse comes with a few more commodities than before. There are now a couple of new safety features such as frontal collision warning and an active cruise control system while the materials have been slightly revised in order to be nicer to the touch.
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