2005 Buick LaCrosse Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Onyx
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,571 - $7,151
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
200-240
Seats
5-6

How 2005 Buick LaCrosse Ranks In Its Class

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#11
  By Price
Ranks  
#7
  By Experts
Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Buick LaCrosse Models & Trims

CX $4,571 - $6,380
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
CXL $4,735 - $6,622
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
CXS $5,092 - $7,151
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.05
1 star
0%

Comfortable /luxurious driving car.

Been a great car gets me from points a-b with no problems. Prices on parts are not outrageous when they have been needed. However rear view mirror fell off this summer and I have tried 3 times to put it back on with recommended kits from parts store and it has been unsuccessful each time. It's a comfortable ride and with just the normal maintenance oil changes and normal wear and tear it is been a great choice for me.

Melinda C
Helpful

This Buick is a very dependable well built car!

The performance of my 2005 Buick lacrosse has been very good. I have had no major engine problems and it is always been dependable and runs smoothly. However, it is getting older and there is some cracking in the leather seats and windows that do not roll down in the back. It is also had a recall for an issue with the lights but we got that fixed. Over all it is been a very decent and dependable car.

Tiffany L
Helpful

Buick lacrosse overview quality car.

Love my Buick it handles the road nice great safety features it right des so smooth like a caddie. It has great fuel mileage. It has traction for the winter months drives great in snow. Love the trunk is very large & back seat does fold down. I get so many compliments on how nice my car is. As long as you get regular oil changes I have had no problems great vehicle love it.

Linda L
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,571 - $6,380
$4,735 - $6,622

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (200HP [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb., 3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (200 HP [149.2 KW] @ 5200 RPM, 230 LB.
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (200HP [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb., 3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (200 HP [149.2 KW] @ 5200 RPM, 230 LB.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 (in.)
37.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 (cu. ft.)
16 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60R16
P225/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 (in.)
110.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 (ft.)
40.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
198.1 (in.)
198.1 (in.)

Width

Width
73 (in.)
73 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3495 (.lbs)
3502 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
230 (ft. lbs.)
230 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 (gal.)
17 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
M
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front outboard (Includes center position lap belt when (AV8) Seating, 6-passenger is ordered.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all positions
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Horn, dual note, high and low
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Traction control, full-range, powertrain and brake modulated *
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front outboard

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

Electrical System Jun 23, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V355000
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.
Remedy:
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.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Pedals And Linkages Apr 19, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 19, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V156000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CLIP THAT SECURES THE BRAKE PUSHROD TO THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIN COULD HAVE BEEN BENT WHEN IT WAS INSTALLED. A BENT CLIP MAY COME OFF, ALLOWING THE BRAKE BOOSTER PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.
Consequence:
PUSHING ON THE PEDAL WILL NOT APPLY THE BRAKES AND A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BRAKE PEDAL PUSH ROD BUSHING AND RETAINING CLIP AND, IF THE CLIP WAS MISSING, A NEW BRAKE PEDAL ARM ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080.

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