February 2017
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium
Completely redesigned to offer full-size sedan luxury, performance and advanced technology

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a full-size, five-passenger luxury sedan redesigned to introduce the new face of Buick. This new sedan focuses on sleek, head-turning style; improved ride quality; more responsive handling agility and improved drivetrain power and efficiency. The Premium trim represents the ultimate in luxury for the 2017 LaCrosse.

The redesigned 2017 Buick LaCrosse makes the most of its lighter and stronger body structure and is now lower, longer and wider than the model it replaces. Shedding a significant 300 pounds of weight, the redesigned LaCrosse is also stiffer thanks to press-hardened, high-strength steel for better efficiency and agile cornering prowess.

The previous LaCrosse was already known for its quiet and refined highway manners, but the 2017 LaCrosse is even better, featuring new dissipative sound-absorbing materials mated to the highly-praised Buick signature QuietTuning system, making the LaCrosse feel more sophisticated and hushed at freeway speeds than ever before.

Powered by a new 3.6-liter V6 powerplant, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium sends 310 hp and 282 lb/ft of torque to the front wheels through a new eight-speed automatic transmission with buttery smooth shifting performance. And thanks to automatic engine Start/Stop and Active Fuel Management that goes into four-cylinder mode when cruising under light load, the LaCrosse returns as much as 31 mpg highway. Buyers who want maximum performance and handling can opt for an available dual-clutch, all-wheel-drive system.

The exterior appearance of the redesigned LaCrosse Premium is undeniably eye-catching. Its windswept profile paired to available 20-inch premium wheels, a prominent chrome grille flanked by High-Intensity Discharge headlights and broad, muscular shoulders over the rear wheels make the Encore more stylish than ever.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium is loaded with high-performance features to make it handle better than ever. The HiPer Strut front suspension and electronically controlled Continuous Damping Control active suspension are both available, delivering superior cornering performance and stability at high speeds over rough roads. This combination makes the LaCrosse as athletic of a backroad companion as it is an excellent freeway cruiser.

The new LaCrosse interior is more comfortable and stylish than ever. The LaCrosse interior is not only highly refined using premium quality materials, but it's also quite spacious, comfortably accommodating five adult passengers and letting rear seat occupants stretch out with as much as 40 inches of legroom. The LaCrosse also features a cavernous trunk, capable of swallowing up to 15 cubic feet of luggage.

Because the LaCrosse Premium is the top model grade, it comes standard with luxury amenities, including heated and ventilated leather upholstery with front seat massage settings, a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging and the Buick Intellilink┬« infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth┬« hands-free phone and audio as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Those who desire the best in audio performance will opt for the available 11-speaker premium Bose┬« audio system.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium is fully equipped with some of the industry's most advanced driver assist and safety innovations, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and Forward Collision Alert. Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Park Assist are available options. The 2017 LaCrosse was given a 5-Star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The only way to fully appreciate the redesigned 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium is by stopping by our showroom and taking one for a test drive. With so many refinements and stylish enhancements, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium is the astute shopper's alternative to more expensive import luxury sedans.

This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.


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