"It’s a simple car, without unnecessary and complex gadgetry, good feel to buttons, knobs and switches and very capable when it comes to performance. Acceleration is strong, smooth and actually enjoyable. The transmission is well sorted with shift points exactly where you’d expect and none of the hunting you dread. We even managed 30 MPG during highway cruising. The interior is so quiet you can hold conversations at 100 MPH without even hearing the engine." (Jalopnik)
"Over concrete highway expansion joints that set other vehicles pitching and bobbing, the Buick simply glided over with a muted thump. However, don’t confuse compliance with a floaty, old-school American handling. The LaCrosse exhibits the sort of well-controlled body motions and minimal roll one would expect of a premium German sedan, but without the harshness. Sitting inside the LaCrosse at speed provides a remarkably serene environment. Wind noise was virtually nonexistent and carrying on conversations with "inside voices" allowed us to hear and be heard with ease." (AutoBlog)
"Aside from the Acura TL’s oddball exterior, its interior is generally well-regarded, if a bit busy, and the LaCrosse is at least on par, while it outpaces the Infiniti G and M just as it does the Lexus ES and GS. The comparison to the larger Lexus and Infiniti cars is apt - the LaCrosse provides ample room for long-legged six-foot-plus adults to sit in all four positions at once, with no skimping on headroom even with the sloping roofline and a panoramic sunroof. Shoulder, hip and bolster room in the front bucket seats is equally well-suited to larger adults." (MotorAuthority)
The 2010 Lincoln MKZ is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 Duratec engine that delivers 263 hp and 249 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive MKZ has a base price of $34,965, and the all-wheel drive model is available for a base price of $36,855.
For 2010 Toyota will offer: Camry standard, LE, SE and XLE versions with prices ranging between $19,395 for a standard Camry with new six-speed manual transmission to $29,045 for the XLE with a six-speed automatic transmission. The standard version are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that deliver 169 hp, or 179 hp in the SE versions. The top of the line models get a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 268 hp and is mated to a six -speed automatic transmission.
The 2010 Lexus ES350 is powered by a 3.5 Liter V6 that delivers a maximum output of 272 HP at 6,200 rpm and a peak of 254 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a is mated to a six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission for more fuel efficient shifts. Prices for the ES350 start at $35,175.
Generally when you say Buick you think at your grandpa behind the wheel. But the company wanted to change things a bit with the 2010 LaCrosse. But the question is: did they really succeeded? Some say yes, some say no. For example if you are a Lexus fan, for sure you will find the new LaCrosse a waste of money. But if you will take the car for exactly what it is, you will learn to appreciate the changes made by Buick.
For start we have to admit the car is a bit spicy though. After all if you pay like $30k for you car you will expect not to see an interior with hard plastic panels painted in gray or beige. Not to mention that if you want to feel you car and to enjoy a bit your driving you will have to opt for the CXS version (starting at $33k) that will also offer you a "sport mode". And like this you will end up paying around $40.000 for a Buick. Really?