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2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

Price Range: $30,170 - $38,820 | 16 MPG City - 26 MPG Highway

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2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse has both style and attitude, with a curvy, bold look and advanced interior design. Ride, handling and overall refinement are up to world-class standards. From behind the wheel, the LaCrosse stands on the same high ground in terms of features and the driving experience, as many luxury-brand cars, yet it costs thousands less. CX models start below $30,000, but CXS models, fully loaded with tech features can rise above the $40,000 mark.

What's new for 2012?

The Buick LaCrosse receives some notable updates for 2012. Among them, CX, CXL and CXS trim levels of years past have been replaced by large option packages: Base, Convenience Group, Leather Group, Premium I Group, Premium II Group, Premium III Group and Touring Group.

Model Strengths

  • Attractive styling
  • attractive, well-designed interior
  • upscale ride and refinement
  • powerful V6 engine available
  • good value

Model Review

The LaCrosse is offered in several different trim levels--Base, Convenience Group, Leather Group, Premium I Group, Premium II Group, Premium III Group and Touring Group. All come with standard front-wheel drive, while the Leather, Premium I and Premium II LaCrosses are available with all-wheel drive.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Opt
Passenger Air Bag Opt
Side Air Bag Opt
Side Head Air Bag Opt
Rear Body Side Air Bag Opt
Rear Head side Air Bag Opt
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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4dr Sdn Base FWD

Engine

Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
Horsepower 182 @ 6700 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 172 @ 4900 RPM
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Fuel

Fuel Capacity 15.7 gal
Fuel Economy 25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 565.2 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x - TBD - in.
Tires P235/50R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.0 in. / 41.7 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.3 in. / 40.5 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 10.8 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 111.7 in.
Curb Weight 3829 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Telematics Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard