2014 Buick LaCrossePosted: October 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 New Car Models, Buick | Leave a comment »
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is a sophisticated five-seat full-size sedan that offers a luxurious interior with premium materials, comfortable and roomy seats, and also comfortable and quiet ride. This large sedan is offered both front- and all-wheel drive configurations and also is available with Buick’s eAssist mild hybrid technology. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse competes with Chrysler 300, Kia Cadenza and Lexus ES 350.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is available in four trim levels: Base, Leather, Premium 1 and Premium 2. Base model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, an eight way power driver seat, an auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an 110-volt power outlet, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8″ touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start and a 7-speaker audio system with CD player and iPOd/USB interface.
The Buick LaCrosse Leather model adds foglamps, rear park assist, a rearview camera, heated front seats, driver memory settings, push-button start and, of course, leather upholstery. The Premium 1 adds 19-inch wheels, power rear sunshade, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. The Premium 2 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and Real Time Dampening with Sport mode.
Options for the Buick LaCrosse include upgraded leather upholstery, leather armrest/center console trim, xenon headlights, side blind zone alerts, a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is offered with a choice of two engines. The base and front-wheel-drive Leather models come with a mild hybrid powertrain consisting in a 2.4-liter ECOTEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine paired with a 11-kilowatt electric motor. Combined, they produce 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the two trim levels mentioned above and standard on everything else is a 3.6-liter SIDI DOHC V6 engine with VVT that produces 306 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.
Standard safety features include ABS, traction control, stability control, front and rear seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
The Autoblog says about 2014 Buick LaCrosse:
Considering that the updates to the LaCrosse for the 2014 model year consist mostly of in-cabin refinements and appearance upgrades to the exterior, it’s fair to say that Buick would like shoppers to focus first on looks and interior comfort.