2008 Buick LaCrosse Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,388 - $9,260
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
200-300
Seats
5-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,388 - $9,260
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
200-300
Seats
5-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Buick LaCrosse If...

If you're looking for a comfortable family sedan with good power, subtle style and a clean interior, the LaCrosse should be at the top of your list. The performance-oriented CXS is a fairly plush four-door with a Cadillac-derived V6 featuring variable valve timing for improved fuel economy and power.

Buick LaCrosse Models & Trims

CX $6,504 - $8,411*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 6.5 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 $6,388 - $8,375*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 6.5 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 $6,648 - $8,733*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 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
Super $7,031 - $9,260*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.21

48 Reviews

44% 38% 17% 2 star 0% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The ignition key recall and the headlight module recall. They're both potentially dangerous and could cause fatalities if either one goes out on the highway.

I like its size. I like its comfort and heated seats. Its had some headlight module controller problems and an ignition key issue that has never fully been resolved. They have only done a temporary fix until they can come up with a permanent fix. Or maybe that was the headlight problem. Can't remember which recall they never fully fixed. It's been over 4 years now.

- Rebecca S

The front end causes excessive expenses on minor repairs.

This car started off ok. Now, the remote start doesn't work. Small details and parts (such as vents, trim, plastic) break easily. I've had to replace many major systems in this car. The whole front end needs to be disassembled to be able to do minor things, such as, change a headlight. This causes high labor costs on minor repairs.

- Roxie B

Nice looking Buick lacrosse.

My vehicle is roomy and it has not given me any problems in the last 6 months. I had to have the catalytic converter replaced twice in 3 months and was charged labor fee which I was not happy about paying. I do like the fact that my car is paid for. I only drive in town on short distances. I put gas in about once a week when I feel up.

- Renee H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,504 - $8,411
$6,388 - $8,375

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L V6 SFI (200 hp [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm 230 lb
3.8L V6 SFI
3.8L V6 SFI (200 hp [149.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm 230 lb
3.8L V6 SFI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55R17
P225/55R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 in.
110.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
38.1 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 Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

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
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings