We might be a week late sharing this video review – or perhaps a week early if you’ve seen next Friday’s forecast – but a fresh look at the 2014 Buick LaCrosse is always timely in our book.
This review comes from the Everyman Driver, Dave Erickson, who took the LaCrosse for a drive through the winter wonderland of Spokane Washington. He drove the Premium I trim level with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which makes 360 horsepower. There’s also a four-cylinder option that’s good for about half as much power. The LaCrosse is rated for 18/28 city/highway mileage regularly, and 17/26 in all-wheel drive mode.
Erickson was complimentary of the spacious interior, describing the LaCrosse as “very elegant, very stylish, and extremely comfortable,” especially with the panoramic sunroof letting extra light in. He also found the trunk storage space to be more than adequate for anyone, especially with the fold-down rear seats.
One of our favorite things about EMD’s videos is the “Exhaust Note” footage, in which he lets the audience hear the car start several times. Buick’s quiet tuning engineering is given a great showing because you can barely hear the engine from inside the LaCrosse. Erickson says that it might be the quietest car in its segment.
Behind the wheel, much praise is given to the LaCrosse’s smooth, strong acceleration, as well as its direct steering. He loves the redesigned center stack, likening the cockpit to sitting in a yacht. “Simplicity defined,” says Erickson, complimenting the ease and excellence of the various controls and navigation display. While he admits there are too many features to talk about in such a short video, he does compliment the incredible array of available safety features, such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, collision preparation, and collision mitigation braking. That might not even be half of what you can put into your LaCrosse, though.
As a final assessment, EMD says that the 2014 Buick LaCrosse is worth a look and a test-drive, and we couldn’t agree more. You can see the written notes for Erickson’s review on his blog, here. Please leave any questions you might have in the comments section, and whenever you want to test-drive a LaCrosse yourself, stop by Leith Buick GMC.