New Buick LaCrosse for sale in Chicago, IL
A classic, polished vehicle, the new 2018 Buick LaCrosse gives full-size room minus the pitching and yawing boat-like driving feel of past models. It offers plenty of persuasive reasons to forego far more expensive luxury cars – thanks to its refined character, eye-catching style, and a new optional hybrid drivetrain. New purchasers and long-time supporters may demand careful balance, and the 2018 Buick LaCrosse surely delivers.
Technology & Interior Features
Inside, the LaCrosse is clean and almost unadorned with its high center console and nearly symmetrical dash. The grouping of the controls with no surplus of switches or buttons helps to keep the cockpit simple and easy to use. The front seats are electrically adjustable in eight ways on all models of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse.
Entry-level and luxury trims of the interior are wrapped in realistic leatherette, while all the other trims feature pierced leather. Luxury models go a step further with power lumbar and massaging features – adjustable four-ways on the front seats. All of the models are comfortable on long trips, but switch on the massaging and heating functions, and you will not want to leave the driver’s seat.
All the models feel appropriately dressy on the interior with masses of soft-to-the-touch plastics, but the earthy toned leather selections on luxury LaCrosses’ are stunning. Only a few small, understated plastic panels sprinkled around the console in the center remind you of the price bracket of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse, unlike equally sized luxury car offerings.
The infotainment system in the 2018 Buick LaCrosse has cornered the market in ease of use and a clear glare resistant screen. It offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The navigation system has tablet-like functionality with easy to read maps. Buick also has other tech features on board like the OnStar system with 4G LTE that, for a monthly subscription after the initial free trial period, features services like concierge, stolen vehicle tracking, automatic crash response, and a wi-fi hotspot. An upgrade option on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse infotainment system includes Bose audio package. Further upgrade options are a head-up display system, lane departure warnings, active lane control, and automatic emergency braking.
Performance & Fuel Economy
On all, except the entry-level 2018 Buick LaCrosse, is a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that puts out a healthy 310 horsepower. In 2018, Buick matched that engine to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. This pairing provides solid performance at any given speed, even when fully loaded with passengers and luggage. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse still has the stiff chassis and fast, precise steering from previous years. Do not mistake it for a sports car, though it can certainly push through a winding road with certainty.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse’s new hybrid powerplant, which Buick names eAssist is standard on all front-wheel-drive 2018 Buick LaCrosses. eAssist is a 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine mated with an electric motor that gets its power from a lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack powered electric motor provides a boost that together saves fuel and improves the performance. The performance ratings are 194 horsepower, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
A new hybrid engine should make the 2018 Buick LaCrosse more economical for budget-conscious purchasers looking for a medium-sized sedan. The fuel economy ratings of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse eAssist hybrid-powered model are 25 miles per gallon in the city, 35 miles per gallon on the highway, and 29 miles per gallon combined.
The fuel economy on the two-wheel drive V-6 is 21 miles to a gallon around town, 30 miles to a gallon on open road in addition to 24 miles to a gallon combined. Add the AWD option, and that figure drops slightly to 20 miles per gallon in the city, 29 miles per gallon on the highway, and 23 miles per gallon combined. All models have a start/stop system that switches off the engine at traffic lights and then starts it back up again once the driver’s foot leaves the brake pedal. This system, integrated into the LaCrosse, performs much better than in many rival vehicles.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse exterior is a smooth design that is not at all sedate or even conventional, for example the increase in its aerodynamic efficiency through both upper and lower dynamic aero shutters in the new style grille. The LaCrosse has HID headlights; front LED signature sidelights and LED taillights, all of which come standard. Overall, Buick succeeded to preserve the LaCrosse’s elegant and natural lines while adding understated and stylish details. It is the perfect way to elevate a car up the first-class ladder without overstating it.
Why Rogers Auto Group?
When you are ready to purchase your new 2018 Buick Lacrosse, give Rogers Buick in Forest Park, IL, a call. We have the complete range of 2018 Buick Lacrosse models on our dealership lot for you to choose your LaCrosse. Our professional sales team will go above and beyond to assist you; from the moment that you walk on the lot to the minute that you drive out in your new vehicle.
Our factory-trained service team has access to the latest diagnostic and servicing equipment, manufacturer-approved parts, and accessories so that they can keep your new vehicle performing like new for years to come.
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