American Luxury with a Twist: The 2017 Buick LaCrosse 0-60 MPH review [Video]

2017 Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is GM’s modern take on a successful recipe. Mix big power with a big car with a smooth ride and add luxurious appointments. The modern twist is: make it frugal affordable and technologically advanced to boot. While the 2017 Buick LaCrosse would be considered small by 1960 standards, it still pays homage to a bygone era when luxury barges floated down the highway.

Power comes from a 3.6 liter V6 that makes 310 hp @ 6800 rpm and 282 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5200 rpm. It comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that either feeds the front or all four wheels via an all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This is the same V6 that GM uses in the Chevrolet Camaro and it is, in my estimation, one of the best V6 engines offered in this country.

2017 Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse can get up to 31 mpg highway.

The suspension settings on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are outstanding. The highway ride is comfortable and smooth while the rest of the vehicle handles remarkably well in the corners for its size. It helps that there is a five-link rear suspension out back as rear adhesion is great.

All of the interiors of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are great to look at. Some of the switchgear could be easier to work with, but the seats are comfortable and the instrumentation is well laid out. Back seat space is good, but not as spacious as Buick’s Enclave.

2017 Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is available at dealerships now with a base price of $32,065 for the FWD base model.

In this video, I put the 2017 Buick LaCrosse through its paces and I try to answer a question, why are crossovers and SUVs killing the big sedan market? Watch and enjoy!