2012 Buick LaCrosse Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,381 - $16,241
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
182-303
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,381 - $16,241
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
182-303
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.6 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

The good-looking, plush-riding LaCrosse sedan adds commendable fuel economy to its strong résumé now that a mild-hybrid system is standard on its base model. An optional V6, high-tech safety features and plenty of creature comforts heighten the appeal of this premium American car.

Buick LaCrosse Models & Trims

Base $9,967 - $12,554*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
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
Convenience $9,381 - $11,912*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
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
Leather $11,391 - $14,148*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 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
Premium 1 $12,150 - $15,103*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 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
Premium 2 $13,192 - $16,241*
Horsepower: 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 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
Premium 3 $12,726 - $15,959*
Horsepower: 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 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
Touring $12,242 - $15,495*
Horsepower: 303 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 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

4.43

63 Reviews

56% 33% 10% 2% 1 star 0%

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

Thinking about passing car on to my daughter one day , for her first vehicle.

It runs crappy uses up a lot of gas needs work done to it that I can not afford. Was a good car at first but didn't last long. The parts that I need for it cost way to much money so it continues to stay the way that it is I am thinking about maybe one day soon passing it on to my daughter for her first vehicle.

- Lisa C

Great midsize luxury sedan.

Great performance and comfort. Only downside is it has many blind spots. It does not have backup signal. Sharp looking car. Have not had any problems gas mileage is pretty good for a bigger sedan. Have had many compliments on the vehicles appearance. Would definitely buy another lacrosse. This is my second one.

- Jo H

You will never want to get rid of it. And every other car you look at, will pale in comparison to your Buick

It has heated, leather seats, which makes it very nice in winter and easy clean up with a 6 yr old boy in the back! It's comfortable and spacious. I personally have sat a full grown man, 6'4" in the back behind the passenger seat, and he had plenty of room for his legs, without me having to sit in the glove box

- Katherine M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,967 - $12,554
$9,381 - $11,912

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 - 303 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

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

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 - 13.3 cu. ft.
10.8 - 13.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R17
P245/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.7 in.
111.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
38.8 ft.

Length

Length
196.9 in.
196.9 in.

Width

Width
73.1 in.
73.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3829 .lbs
3829 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
303 hp

Torque

Torque
172 ft. lbs.
264 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.7 gal.
15.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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

  • 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