The 2013 Buick LaCrosse is a large luxury sedan available in five trim levels: Base, Leather, Premium 1, Premium 2 and Touring. The 2013 Buick LaCrosse Base come very well equipped with 17-inch wheels alloy, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirror, the power driver seat eight positions (with power lumbar support ), split folding rear seat-backs, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, OnStar, Bluetooth, 8-inch screen and a sound system with seven speakers with CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary input audio, iPod / USB and smartphone app integration.
Spring for the skin model and fog lamps, heated mirrors, rear park assist, rear view camera, leather upholstery, the heated front seats, memory settings for the driver and front passenger get power-adjustable eight positions. The 2013 Buick LaCrosse Premium 1 ups the ante with a 3.6-liter V6, 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition / entry, perforated leather upholstery, heated front seats and ventilation, leather / wood steering wheel trim and heated electric rear window sunshade. The Premium 2 adds chrome wheels, a sports suspension, an outlet 120 volt household style and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio.
At the top of the line is the Touring model, which features 19-inch wheels alloy, an adaptive suspension, xenon headlights, a system of blind spot warning a head-up display, digital music storage and navigation system. Some features 2013 Buick LaCrosse found in higher levels of finish can be added to the lower trim as options. Other notable options include sunroof, rear side airbags and video entertainment system in the rear with dual screens mounted headrest.
2013 Buick LaCrosse Interior
Slide behind the wheel of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and you will find yourself surrounded by elegant curves and luxurious materials. Even after the sun sets, the flowing lines of the cabin are highlighted by soft blue ambient lighting that adds a touch of class. If there is a weakness in clever design, is that the controls are not as simple and intuitive as some traditional Buick buyers might. Anyway, we think that the various buttons and controls that are used to control the audio, the climate control and navigation systems will become a non-issue once the owners build a safety period. As you would expect in a luxury sedan, the 2013 Buick LaCrosse cabin is long on comfort. The seats are supportive and not much space ratio and shoulder, even in the back seat. The available heated steering wheel and front seats with heating and ventilation are especially pampering.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse trunk is a bit small, though. With only 13.3 cubic feet of capacity, which has less than compact sedans. It is even less on models equipped with the eAssist powertrain, where the hybrid battery capacity reduced 10.8 cubic feet. The smallish opening may also cause the load of larger items problematic.
2013 Buick LaCrosse Engine
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse is offered with a choice of two engines. Maximum fuel economy is not the propulsion system eAssist mild hybrid, which is standard in the base levels and leather finishing. This system pairs a four-cylinder 2.4-liter with 11 kW electric motor , battery pack of lithium ions. Total output is 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, sent to the front wheels through the 6-speed automatic transmission wheels.
In track events, 2013 Buick LaCrosse ran the race from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds: a slower performance for this segment. However, propulsion system is about efficiency, not speed. Aided by the intelligent aerodynamic improvements like automatically controlled shutters behind the grille provides impressive EPA estimates of 25 mpg highway city / 36 mpg and 29 mpg combined. Shoppers looking for an extra push can opt for 3.6-liter V6 that cranks out 303 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is only transmission offered here, but buyers have the option of front-or all-wheel drive. Fuel mileage estimates stand at 17 mpg highway city / 27 mpg and 21 combined with front-wheel drive and 17/25/20 mpg with AWD.
2013 Buick LaCrosse Safety
Standard safety features for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse include anti-lock disc brakes, stability and the traction control, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also the standard is OnStar, which includes automatic notification accident, roadside assistance on demand, remote door unlock, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. Rear-seat side airbags and a warning system of blind spots are available as options.
In brake testing, 2013 Buick LaCrosse engine and 19-inch wheels 3.6 liter came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet – a bit longer than average. A 2013 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist and 17-inch wheels resulted in a much stronger performance, stopping from 60 mph in 115 feet – excellent for this segment. In government crash tests, the 2013 Buick LaCrosse scored five (out of five) stars overall, with five-star ratings for both frontal and side impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top “Good” in both frontal-offset and side impact tests for 2013 Buick LaCrosse .