As everyone expected, one of the five models to be displayed by General Motors at the 2013 New York Auto Show will be a redesigned version of the Buick LaCrosse sedan. The 2014 model year receives new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies, enhanced in-vehicle connectivity and a new Ultra Luxury interior package.
Updated on the exterior include new, wing-shape LED daytime running lamps and LED wraparound taillights. On the inside, the sedan gets new seats, enhanced materials, and a redesigned central instrument panel and console. The new Ultra Luxury package adds semi-aniline leather seats and Shadow Tamo Ash wood decor.
For the 2014 model year, the LaCrosse receives new safety systems, like Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation.
Updated 06/18/2013: Buick announced today prices for the 2014 LaCrosse which will be put on sale later this year. Click past the jump to see how much the luxury sedan costs.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Buick LaCrosse.
Updates made to the interior are kept to a minimum, but the updates are enough to offer the car a refreshed look. The only updates made to the exterior include new signature wing-shaped LED daytime running lamps and LED wraparound tail lamps.
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||111.7 / 2,837|
|Overall length (in / mm):||197 / 5,001|
|Overall width (in / mm):||73.1 / 1,857|
|Overall height (in / mm):||59.2 / 1,504|
|Track (in / mm):||front: 61.7 / 1,567 |
rear: 62 / 1,575
|Curb weight (lb / kg):||3,765 / 1,708 (eAssist – estimated) |
3,906 / 1,772 (3.6L V-6 – estimated)
For the interior, Buick added new seats, higher quality materials, redesigned central instrument panel and console.
Customers can further customize the looks of their car with a new Ultra Luxury interior package that adds Sangria seating color and Ebony accents, semi-aniline leather seats and trim and Shadow Tamo Ash wood decor.
The 2014 Buick will also be offered with Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system, with intuitive controls and natural voice recognition.
|Seating capacity:||2 / 3|
|Headroom (in / mm):||front: 38 / 965|
rear: 37.3 / 947
|Legroom (in / mm):||front: 41.7 / 1,059 |
rear: 40.5 / 1,029
|Shoulder room (in / mm):||front: 57.4 / 1,459 |
rear: 56 / 1,423
|Hip room (in / mm):||front: 55.2 / 1,402 |
rear: 53.9 / 1,369
Under the hood, the 2014 LaCrosse will continue to be offered with the usual 2.4-liter engine with eAssist light electrification technology and the 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6.
Both engines will be mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission combined with either a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive system.
|Type:||2.4L DOHC I-4||3.6L V-6 VVT DI|
|Displacement (cu in / cc):||145 / 2,384||217 / 3,564|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm):||3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98||3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6|
|Block material:||precision sand-cast aluminum||cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material:||cast aluminum||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||DOHC with four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing||DOHC with four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing|
|Ignition system:||individual coil-on-plug||individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control|
|Fuel delivery:||direct injection and electronic throttle control||direct injection|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||182 / 136 @ 6,700 rpm SAE certified||304 / 227 @ 6,800 SAE certified|
|Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):||172 / 233 @ 4,900 rpm SAE certified||264 / 358 @ 5,300 SAE certified|
|Recommended fuel:||regular unleaded||regular unleaded or E85 (E85 capability not available in Northeast states with PZEV emissions)|
|Emissions controls:||close-coupled, catalytic converter; continuously variable valve timing; positive crankcase ventilation evaporative system; supplemental air injection system, partial zero emissions vehicle capable (eAssist)||dual close-coupled catalysts and single underfloor catalyst; variable valve timing, evaporative system|
|Fuel economy (city / hwy):||TBD||TBD|
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse will be put on sale later this year at a starting price of $34,060, including a $925 destination charge.
|Ultra Luxury interior package||$2,495|
|Driver Confidence I package||$2,125|
|Driver Confidence II package||$1,745 (must be paired with the Driver Confidence I package)|
The list of competitors will include the usual models, so customers still have a lot of options to choose from.
The TL being offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.5-liter engine that delivers a total of 280 horsepower and a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with an output of 305 horsepower. Prices for the TL start at $35,605.
Gallery Acura TL
The MKZ also offers a choice of two engines: a 240-horsepower, Eco-Boost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.7-liter V-6 that delivers a total of 300 horsepower. The MKZ is on sale at a starting price of $35,925.
Gallery Lincoln MKZ
All the updates offered for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse were made in order to keep the car fresh and placing among the top of its class.
- Updated look
- New package
- New safety features
- No engine upgrades
- A little pricey for a Buick
Gallery Buick LaCrosse
Buick today introduced the new 2014 LaCrosse, the evolution of the landmark luxury sedan that established the brand’s modern sedan lineup with design leadership and technological innovation.
The full-size LaCrosse offers new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies and enhanced in-vehicle connectivity. New front and rear styling, featuring signature wing-shape LED daytime running lamps and LED wraparound tail lamps, complements its sculpted exterior design. The interior is more contemporary, with new seats, enhanced materials, redesigned central instrument panel and console – and an all-new, available Ultra Luxury Interior Package. The cabin also incorporates Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system, with intuitive controls and natural voice recognition.
New radar- and camera-based safety features help surround the new LaCrosse with protection. They include Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation. GM’s patented Safety Alert Seat works with these features, providing seat vibration pulses indicating the direction of a potential crash threat.
Adaptive Cruise Control is also offered. It senses traffic in front of the LaCrosse to adjust vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again.
“We evolved the interior and exterior design, increased luxury amenities and materials, and enhanced the safety and personal technologies to give customers more reasons than ever to rediscover Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.
Globally, LaCrosse sales have exceeded 500,000 since its 2009 introduction and U.S. sales topped 57,000 in 2012, making it more popular than many other full-size luxury sedans, including Lexus ES, Acura TL and Lincoln MKS.
The 2014 LaCrosse is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models and offers two powertrains: a 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology or a 3.6L direct-injected V-6. Each is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
All models feature Buick’s QuietTuning engineering process that reduces, blocks and absorbs unwanted noise from the LaCrosse’s cabin, making it one of the quietest in the segment.
The new LaCrosse makes its public debut at the New York International Auto Show, where it will be on display March 29-April 7. It goes on sale this summer.
Ultra Luxury Interior Package
Sangria seating color and Ebony accents, with semi-aniline leather seats and trim, along with Shadow Tamo Ash wood décor, represents LaCrosse’s new Ultra Luxury Interior Package.
“The warm color combinations, premium interior materials and advanced technology in the 2014 LaCrosse provide the interior environment our discerning luxury customers are seeking,” said Ven Lai, Buick creative designer for color and trim.
The new Ultra Luxury Interior Package features premium semi-aniline leather. It covers the seats, console armrest and door armrests and is complemented by synthetic suede on the headliner and door pillars. The Sangria contrast color with the Ultra Luxury interior is exclusive to LaCrosse.