2008 Buick LaCrosse  -  $25,000


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,000
Base Invoice: $23,666
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn CX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn CX
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, 3.8L V6 SFI (200 hp [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb-ft of torque [310.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)

Pros

Spacious interior for up to six; quiet interior; smooth ride; available V8.


Model Highlights

Two different interior configurations are offered for the LaCrosse; six-passenger models have a front bench seat with a flip-down center armrest, large storage bin, and column-mounted shifter, while five-passenger models have two bucket seats in front with a deep center-console storage area and console-mounted shifter.

The LaCrosse's interior has a crafted appearance, with chrome and woodgrain trim and soft-touch materials. Special attention was paid to keeping the interior quiet; for instance, the windshield and front glass use a special acoustical laminate, while steel laminate is used in front of the dashboard. Additional roof-pillar baffles, lower-body sound deadeners, a specially tuned exhaust system, and engine-compartment sound insulation help make the LaCrosse one of the quietest sedans inside.

The base CX and more luxurious CXL get a 200-horsepower, 3.8L iron-block V6 engine. Sportier CXS models step up to a 240-horsepower, 3.6L DOHC V6 with variable valve timing; and on the top Super, a 300-horsepower, 5.3L V8 engine is standard. All three engines are matched with a four-speed automatic transmission.

The V8 employs active fuel management, which cuts of the fuel supply to half of the cylinders during coasting or cruising to save fuel; the base V6 also posts 28 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

The CXS gets a sport-tuned suspension and larger stabilizer bars for responsive handling. And to handle the added power, V8 models come with a specially tuned suspension with Bilstein monotube struts, larger front and rear brake rotors, and high-precision steering gear.

StabiliTrak stability control, which can apply brake force to individual wheels to restore stability, is standard on the LaCrosse, along with anti-lock brakes.

Standout features available on the LaCrosse include ultrasonic rear parking assist, rear passenger reading lamps, heated power outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote start with a range of up to 195 feet.


Model News

A new Super, with a 300-horsepower V8 and distinctive interior and exterior themes, joins the mid-size Buick LaCrosse line for 2008.

All LaCrosse models now get expanded standard equipment. The additional features include more chrome on the outside, a factory remote start system, XM satellite radio, a telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Four new exterior colors join the line for 2008: Scarlet Red, Gold Mist Metallic, Dark Mocha Metallic, and Dark Slate Metallic.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse ranks as one of the most comfortable mid-size sedans, with seating for up to six adults, a very quiet interior, and smooth, responsive engines. The new Super model, with its V8 engine, brings a new sporty edge to the model that should appeal to buyers who wouldn't have otherwise considered a Buick.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
289.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
476.00 mi

Engine Order Code
L26

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.8L/231

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Front Hip Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.0 in

Second Hip Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
110.5 in

Length, Overall
198.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in

Height, Overall
57.4 in

Track Width, Front
61.7 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
16.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3495 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
.67 in

Front Tire Order Code
QPX

Rear Tire Order Code
QPX

Front Tire Size
P225/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.6 x 0.55 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V355000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,141,731

Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.8L V6 SFI (200 hp [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb-ft of torque [310.5 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive

Axle, 3.05 ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Premium Ride

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, stainless-steel

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with wheel covers

Tires, P225/60R16 all-season, blackwall, steel-belted radial

Tire, compact spare, includes steel wheel

Chromed Appearance Package, includes front and rear chromed fascia inserts, body-color bodyside molding and chromed insert

Grille, chrome waterfall

Door handles, chrome

Daytime Running Lamps, switchable

Headlamps, halogen composite with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, structure-less wiper blades

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, Theftlock and 6 speakers

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com)

Antenna, integral rear

Seats, front bucket, includes 6-way power driver seat adjuster, 2-way manual front passenger seat adjuster with fore/aft controls, outboard head restraints, front seatback map pockets and rear armrest with dual cup holders

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Floor mats, front and rear, stain-resistant

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted cruise controls

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls

Personalization features, includes driver memory, 2 specific Remote Keyless Entry FOB controls for the driver identification greeting, audio system settings, station presets, content theft, automatic door locks, activation verification, perimeter lighting, delayed locking and (UD7) Rear Parking Assist (if equipped) ((UD7) Rear Parking Assist not available on CX.)

Remote vehicle starter system

Instrumentation with Driver Information Center and compass, 5-button includes language selection (English, Spanish and French), date, oil life monitor, odometer, driver warning messages, personalization features (door locks and interior/exterior lighting), reminder tones and analog instrumentation (speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and trip odometer)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows, power with driver Express-Down

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety

Retained accessory power, power windows, audio system and sunroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened

Cruise control

Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range

Trunk release, driver and front passenger door lock buttons, push and hold 3 seconds

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, immobilizer

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and rear seat heating/cooling outlets

Air filtration system

Defogger, rear-window electric

QuietTuning

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding

Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with coat hook on left rear passenger assist handle (Front passenger assist handle not available when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)

Cargo net, trunk

OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)

Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger and side head curtain for 1st and 2nd row outboard passengers (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger. (Includes center position lap belt when (AV8) 6-passenger seating is ordered.)

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions

Door locks, child security, rear

Horn, dual-note high and low

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.8L V6 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) STEEL WITH WHEEL COVERS
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) 8-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM
$350

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) 8-SPOKE, CHROME-TECH
$650

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 10-SPOKE, CHROME-TECH
$850

 
TIRES, P225/60R16 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL, STEEL-BELTED RADIAL
$0

 
TIRES, P225/55R17 TOURING, ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL, STEEL-BELTED RADIAL
$0

 
SCARLETT RED
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE OPAL
$0

 
BLACK ONYX
$0

 
STONE GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM METALLIC
$0

 
DARK MOCHA METALLIC
$0

 
DARK SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$295

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
SEATING, 6-PASSENGER
$250

 
NEUTRAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITANIUM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$695

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, CONCERT SOUND III 9-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO, DELETE CREDIT
$-200

 
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$495

 
SEAT ADJUSTER, DRIVER 2-WAY POWER LUMBAR
$130

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
SEAT, REAR SPLIT-FOLDING
$275

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$900

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$295

 
ONSTAR, SERVICE NOT AVAILABLE
$-85

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK
$0

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