2014 Buick LaCrosse
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.
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2014 Buick LaCrosse
Horsepower @ RPM:304 @ 6800
Torque @ RPM:264 @ 5300
0-60 time:8 sec.
Top Speed:150 mph
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.
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.
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.