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2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir Starts At A Very Cadillac-Like $45,795 7
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, prices on 01 7th, 2018

In the market for upscale modes of transportation, Buick falls more in the “premium” category than full on “luxury.” But it’s delving into the upper reaches with the introduction of the LaCrosse Avenir.

Based on the brand’s flagship sedan, the Avenir version takes Buick into Cadillac territory: though official pricing has yet to be announced, Automotive News reports that it will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $45,795 (including destination).

That represents a $3,700 premium over the next-best Premium model (which starts the new year at $42,095), or nearly $14k over the $32,990 price of a base 2017 LaCrosse.

Equally telling is how the LaCrosse Avenir now compares in price to its big brothers from Cadillac: that $46k will get you into the base versions of a mid-size CTS or a full-size XTS, though not into the top CT6 that starts at upwards of $54k. For all that cash, though, the LaCrosse Avenir will come pretty darn well equipped. Don’t expect many substantial options on the order sheet – aside from all-wheel drive, which boosts the price up to $47,995.

Though it’s Buick’s flagship sedan, it’s not the most expensive model the brand offers: the similar Avenir version of the big new Enclave crossover starts at $54,495 (delivered), placing it (in Cadillac terms) between the smaller XT5 ($40k+) and the truck-based Escalade (which starts just under $75k).

If these prices strike you as a little much for a Buick, the automaker itself feels otherwise – and so, apparently, do its customers. Buick says that some 90 percent of LaCrosse buyers were already going for one of the top two trim levels, and that since introducing the new Enclave, 35 percent have opted for the Avenir model.

It’s a strategy that sister-brand GMC has followed well with its Denali sub-brand, and we won’t be surprised to see Buick roll out more Avenir models in the coming years.

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Buick LaCrosse Avenir Gets All Luxed-Up For Its LA Premiere 8
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, LA Auto Show on 11 8th, 2017

Buick offers the LaCrosse in four trim levels, but nine out of ten buyers go for one of the top two. The case for making an even more upscale version, then, must have practically made itself.

Enter the new LaCrosse Avenir. Like the Enclave Avenir sport-ute, the top-of-the-line version of Buick’s flagship sedan elevates it into more luxurious territory.

Set to debut at the LA Auto Show just a few weeks from now, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir is distinguished visually from the outside by 3D mesh grilles, chrome “wings,” polished 19- (or available 20-) inch wheels, and unique badging.

Inside is where it counts, though, where GM’s premium brand has given the LaCrosse Avenir chestnut-brown leather upholstery, Bose audio system, panoramic moonroof, and Avenir logos embroidered into the headrests and inscribed into the door sill plates.

Power comes from the LaCrosse’s otherwise optional 3.6-liter V6 engine, sending its 310 horsepower through a nine-speed automatic transmission to either the front wheels or all four. Buyers will also be able opt for the active suspension, black interior, and advanced safety systems when Buick’s latest Avenir model reaches dealers early in the new year.

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Buick LaCrosse Avenir Poised For 2018 Launch 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Reports on 10 24th, 2017

It appears as though Buick will introduce a LaCrosse Avenir in 2018.
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Toyota Tops Consumers Reports Reliability Ratings, Cadillac Finishes Dead Last 20
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura TLX, audi, BMW, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Chrysler, Consumer Reports, Dodge, GMC, GMC Acadia, Jeep, LEXUS, RAM, Subaru, subaru impreza, TOYOTA on 10 20th, 2017

Consumers Reports recently released its reliability ratings, much to the chagrin of Tesla, and the results show some surprises.
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GM Could Kill Six Passenger Cars After 2020 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Chevy Sonic, GM, Reports on 07 21st, 2017

As sales of GM’s passenger cars in America continue to plummet, it has emerged that the brand could slash its car fleet after the 2020 model year.
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2018 Buick LaCrosse Gains New eAssist System, Starts From $30,490 5
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Hybrids, new cars, prices on 06 5th, 2017

By having an electric motor working alongside a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, Buick has managed to boost city fuel economy by 19 percent in the 2018 LaCrosse, which is set to go on sale this fall.
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Check Out The 10 Cars With The Best Interiors Of 2017 19
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Bentley Bentayga, Buick LaCrosse, Car Of The Year, featured, Honda CR-V, Lexus LC, Lincoln Continental, Maserati Levante, Mazda CX-9, MINI Countryman, subaru impreza, Wards Best Interiors on 04 19th, 2017

Offense sells tickets, goes to the old sports adage, but defense wins games. You might say the same about the exterior versus interior design of automobiles.

Because while the interior might not catch your attention at first, it is the part with which the driver interacts the most.
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Is The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Good Enough To Challenge Segment Leaders? 28
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Videos, reviews, video on 03 28th, 2017

While Buick didn't break any ground in redesigning the LaCrosse for the 2017MY, some would say it's a surprisingly well-rounded and stylish alternative to something like the Chevy Impala or the Toyota Avalon.
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2017 Buick LaCrosse Misses Top Safety Pick+ Rating Over Headlamps 18
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Videos, IIHS, NHTSA, Reports, video on 02 18th, 2017

On sale in the US since the second half of last year, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse crossed paths with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and came out with a Top Safety Pick rating.
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Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Could Come To The U.S. 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Hybrids, Reports on 11 18th, 2016

If a new report is to be believed, Buick appears willing to offer the LaCrosse Hybrid Electric in the United States if there’s adequate demand.
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This Camouflaged Buick LaCrosse Makes Us Wonder What It’s Hiding 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 10 17th, 2016

Crossovers may be playing a bigger role these days, and Buick has been playing that game with the Encore and the Enclave, as well as the arrival of the new Envision from China, yet it is a brand that has built its names on family saloons.
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CR Takes The 2017 Buick LaCrosse For A Quick Spin 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Buick Video, Consumer Reports, reviews, video on 09 21st, 2016

Even though the redesigned 2017 LaCrosse is competitively priced at $32,990 in base spec, some people might find a few practical things wrong with it.
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New Cars Keep Getting Bigger Despite Tough Fuel-Economy Standards 16
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Buick LaCrosse, Honda Civic, Mercedes E-Class, new cars, Reports on 08 16th, 2016

On average, new cars have gotten bigger between 2008 and 2015 by about 1 square foot (0.9 square meters / 2%) since the EPA has started keeping track of the rectangle formed by a vehicle's wheelbase and track width, aka its "footprint".
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2017 Buick LaCrosse Goes On Sale In The US, Priced From $32,990 17
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick LaCrosse, new cars, prices on 05 17th, 2016

Buick has published the official pricing list for the redesigned LaCrosse on its website.
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Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Posts 50 MPG Figure 20
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Beijing Auto Show, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, china, Hybrids, new cars on 04 20th, 2016

The Buick LaCrosse family has welcomed a new member that, like the Avista Concept before it, was revealed in China.
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