2018 Buick LaCrosse Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Color:  Red Quartz Metallic
MSRP
$19,712 - $31,972
Crash Test
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
194-310
Seats
5

How 2018 Buick LaCrosse Ranks In Its Class

See the full ranking lists by expanding the dropdowns below.

chevronDown icon Ranks  
#4
  By Price
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#4
  By Experts
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#2
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.9Comfort 4.1Styling 3.5Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

All-new just last year, the stylish 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a traditional full-size luxury sedan with a quiet and comfortable interior, standard hybrid power and available all-wheel drive. The new LaCrosse offers a unique mix of in-cabin technology, safety features and luxurious appointments, which makes it a standout in a class that includes the Lexus ES, Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza and Nissan Maxima.

Buick LaCrosse Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $19,712 - $22,707
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Preferred $21,025 - $24,436
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Essence $24,519 - $28,108
Horsepower: 194 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Premium $25,905 - $29,734
Horsepower: 194 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Avenir $27,879 - $31,972
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19, 20 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.8
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starHalf icon
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Gas mileage! The gas mileage is purported to be 35 miles to the gallon.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

Great gas mileage due partly to battery in the trunk. Great stereo sound system. . . Bose leather seats are soft and comfortable. Gear system takes some getting used to!

Sally L
Helpful
thumbUp icon

It's a little on the big side- so it's not a "zippy" car like I've had in the past, but it has plenty of power.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

My Buick doesn't get as great of gas mileage as I would like... but it is the MOST luxurious car I've ever owned. It makes me feel good to drive it & be seen in it.

Kristin N
Helpful
thumbUp icon

GOOD POWER, ERGONOMIC, SAFE AND VERY STABLE ON THE ROAD.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

MY AUTOMOBILE IS EXCEPTIONAL. GOOD POWER, COMFORT, AERODYNAMIC, ERGONOMIC, SAFE AND VERY STABLE ON THE ROAD.

Douglas C
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Video Reviews

playCircle icon
2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir – Should Lexus Be Worried?
274,051 views
playCircle icon
2017 Buick Lacrosse - Review and Road Test
135,734 views
playCircle icon
2018 Buick Lacrosse Premium 3.6 L V6 Review & Test Drive
66,314 views
playCircle icon
2018 BUICK LACROSSE REVIEW - How Good is Buick's Luxury Sedan?
2,853 views

Compare Models & Key Features

chevronDown icon Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,712 - $22,707
$21,025 - $24,436

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 (hp)
194 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4
2.5L 4
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 (in.)
42 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Second Head Room

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

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 - 15 (cu. ft.)
14.3 - 15 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

AC

AC
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard
chevronDown icon Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
close icon
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R18
P235/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 (in.)
114.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
197.5 (in.)
197.5 (in.)

Width

Width
73.5 (in.)
73.5 (in.)
chevronDown icon Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3490 - 3598 (.lbs)
3490 - 3598 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 (hp)
310 (hp)

Torque

Torque
187 (ft. lbs.)
268 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

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

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 (gal.)
15.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
35 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

chevronDown icon Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
check icon
Standard
check icon
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
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

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
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Front
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Side
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Rollover
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon

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
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Grade Braking with brake hold
  • StabiliTrak stability control system with Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger head curtain side-impact and thorax for front and rear outboard seating positions and knee for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and Buick connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
  • Buick Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Buick Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Buick vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Teen Driver Mode
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tool kit, road emergency
  • Safety Alert Seat, driver *
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

chevronDown icon
Fuel System, Gasoline May 31, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V358000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Colorado and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Canyon vehicles. The high pressure fuel pump may detach from its mounting flange, possibly resulting in the pump damaging the high pressure fuel line.
Consequence:
A damaged fuel line can create a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump, and high pressure fuel pipe, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18188.
chevronDown icon
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Aug 30, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 30, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V576000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
Consequence:
A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18279.

Payment Calculator

Estimated Monthly
Payment

$0

Browse by Category

  • Sedans Sedans
  • SUVs SUVs
  • Crossovers Crossovers
  • Hybrid/Electric Hybrid/Electric
  • Sports Sports
  • Luxury Luxury
  • Trucks Trucks
  • Vans/Minivans Vans/Minivans
  • Hatchbacks Hatchbacks
  • Coupes Coupes
  • Wagons Wagons
  • Convertibles Convertibles
  • Compacts Compacts
  • CPO CPO

User Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for?

close icon