The 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuts as the first with the new face of Buick, which we first saw earlier this year on the well-received Avenir concept.
What Is It?
The LaCrosse is Buick’s big sedan, and it competes with the Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza and others. In a reach beyond the previous LaCrosse, the 2017 model makes a bid for competitiveness with the venerable Lexus ES. This LaCrosse is a further evolution of GM’s Epsilon platform, which is shared with the Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal and others.
What Buick Is Saying:
Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick:
“The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises to do the same.
Its expressive design represents a break from convention and highlights the progressiveness in all new Buick models.”
What’s New For 2017:
- Avenir-based styling that will filter through the Buick lineup
- Stronger and lighter chassis – Buick claims a 300-pound reduction from the current LaCrosse
- New five-link rear suspension for improved responsiveness and quietness
- Available dual-clutch all-wheel drive system
- Available Continuous Damping Control active suspension with Touring and Sport modes
- Frameless eight-inch screen with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
When Will It Go On Sale?
The 2017 LaCrosse will be available sometime in the second half of 2016.