2014 Buick LaCrosse at the 2013 New York Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus
  • Looks like: The current LaCrosse, now with more LEDs!
  • Drivetrain: 2.4-liter eAssist four-cylinder mild hybrid, 3.6-liter V-6, six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Summer 2013

Buick's largest sedan is getting a makeover, pushing it further upscale with a more luxurious cabin and more aggressive styling. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse, unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, features more creased front and rear styling to keep the big sedan fresh, and to put some distance between it and its platform mate, the Chevrolet Impala. Other visual updates include a new front end with redesigned headlamps that use a new signature LED running light configuration and an available bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlight system. A full-width chrome strip and new LED taillights complete the look out back.

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Inside, new seats, updated materials and a redesigned center console create a more luxurious environment. Gone is the overdose of small, black plastic buttons that confused many drivers; in their place is a well-organized center stack with a minimal number of buttons. The setup looks far easier to use at a glance. Complaints about the last LaCrosse's button layout were apparently heard and addressed — the new radio, for example, has just seven buttons compared to the last one's 17.

The latest IntelliLink system graces the center stack's 8-inch touch-screen, and capacitive-touch climate controls are employed to further simplify the car's layout. Another 8-inch display screen has taken over the gauge cluster. It's reconfigurable, similar to the units in Chrysler's latest products.

New for 2014 is the Ultra Luxury Interior Package, which brings unique Sangria and Ebony colors to the interior as well as semi-aniline leather seating, a faux suede headliner and real wood trim. A slew of new electronic safety features is also available, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, lane change alert, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, collision preparation (with collision mitigation braking), full-speed-range adaptive cruise control and the Safety Alert Seat.

Powertrains carry over from the current model. The 2014 will use the familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder eAssist mild hybrid as standard or an optional 3.6-liter V-6. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive an option.

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosse

Comments 

J

The headlight looks like from the Enclave.

The steering wheel should have been like this from the beginning instead of sharing pieces from the Cruze which is way too cheap.

WTF

It never shared steering wheels with the Cruze.

Michael Collins

It looks like Buick took heed of all my rants and raves. I hated those buick holes on the hood. I see they are not there anymore. I love the crome tips and the bigger grill. I wish they would have kept the all wood steering wheel on top, but!!!. I lovew the new styling and i hope they have kept the price reasonable. Interior definitely needed refreshing and it looks good....GO BUICK get those younger buyers finally...

sheth

Wtf took words out of my mouth. It never had same wheel from cruze. It shared wheel with regal

Matthew Anderson

I love this refresh....lets see how long before the bashing starts!!!

J

As I have expected, people don't read carefully.
I said pieces.
Meaning the switches and the stalks.

Al. G

Good Job GM. I liked the last LaCrosse now this one builds on the former cars strengths.

WTF

Because we're mind readers. Try writing with less ambiguity. And by the way, the stalks are still shared.

Ed

Attractive updates. Look forward to updates to Regal as well as beefing up of the U.S. lineup e.g. T-Type, GSX, etc. Are those still in the works?

Brett

Another snoozer from GM. They made a HUGE mistake when they decided to drop Pontiac instead of Buick. It was just another bad decision made from the worst management team in the industry.

KeithO

I like it!

spdmidtown

I had a 2012 and now have a 2014 with the brown/pumpkin leather with blue stitching. That's where the blue comes from. Similar to the 2013 Varano had saddle color but a darker saddle. I must say all the small complaints are gone. I got the leather edition with the premium sound,nav,safty, heads up dispay for 37k no sunroof. The ride is better, the transmission is smoother. seats more comfy. I never had any problems with my 2012 and none so far after 6 weeks on the 14. This car is for those of use who want a quite,great ride with good control. I don't want to feel every bump in the street. And I get many who say what a beautiful car. Never had GM before these 2 Lacrosse's and I was sold.
I think everyone needs to get over the 2009 and older Buicks. They seem to have had their problems. GM has finally built a quality car.

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