Buick has just announced that the 2014 LaCrosse will be priced at $34,060, including a $925 destination charge. The 2014 LaCrosse will be offered as standard with the next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch reconfigurable color cluster display, eight air bags and an eAssist powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.
For $2,495, Buick offers the all-new Ultra Luxury interior package that includes the unique dark stained Tamo Ash wood throughout the cabin, jet black synthetic suede on the headliner and vanity mirrors, and Semi-Aniline full leather seats in sangria color. If you want even more, Buick offers the Driver Confidence I package for $2,125, which includes Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Warning, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, articulating high-intensity discharge headlights, and a head-up display.
If you are not satisfied, there is the Driver Confidence II package that costs $1,745 and must be paired with Driver Convenience I. The Driver Confidence II package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, an Automatic Collision Prep system, and a patented Safety Alert Seat that directs the driver’s attention using vibrations through the surface of the seat bottom.
LaCrosse is available with all-wheel drive on many V-6 models and traction is delivered via an advanced Haldex all-wheel drive with an electronic limited slip rear differential.
The 3.6L V-6 engine with 304 hp is offered at no costs and the 2014 LaCrosse is expected to deliver an EPA-estimated 18 city/28 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models and 17/26 mpg for all-wheel drive.
Other options include various wheel choices, Bose audio, navigation, rear seat entertainment, and a sunroof. Furthermore, additional equipment includes rear park assist, a rear vision camera, passive entry and passive start, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, and real-time dampening.
The flowing, sculpted styling of the Buick LaCrosse helped redefine the brand’s design language when it made its debut in 2009. Now, the 2014 Buick LaCrosse reinterprets that design language, making it more expressive by imbuing styling elements and cues that help highlight its wide stance.
For the 2014 model year, the Buick LaCrosse is provided with a new front fascia, as underscored by a sculpted hood and more prominent waterfall grille. All LaCrosse models now feature lower front active grille shutters that could close at highway speeds in order to reduce aerodynamic drag. Moreover, the front end boasts of new headlamp designs. Buick is making available new lighting technologies like Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge lamps (HID), Articulating Headlamps and LED wing-shape signature lighting.
The rear end of the new Buick LaCrosse also received a redesign, boasting of a new rear fascia and deck lid, with integrated spoiler. Likewise, the rear end now features new wraparound taillamps that employ LED technology.
The carmaker has made sure that the new LaCrosse would become instantly recognizable as a modern Buick with its new looks. Part of the reasons is the fact that the new LaCrosse comes with LED lighting elements. For instance, the headlamp housings of the LaCrosse are now more angular, with their LED signature accents having some similarities with those of the 2013 Enclave crossover.
Adding to the enhancements implemented on the new LaCrosse are its available Bi-Xenon HID lamps that aren’t just a great source of road illumination, but are also energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. These Bi-Xenon HID lamps are matched with Articulating Headlamps that could turn with the direction of the front wheels to further enhance visibility when maneuvering on corners.
Meanwhile, the rear end of the new Buick LaCross features a full-width chrome accent as well as fully enclosed exhaust outlets (on 3.6-liter models) that are surrounded by a chrome finish. This design gives the rear end a more integrated appearance. Furthermore, an integrated rear spoiler is now integrated in the trailing edge of the deck lid. The rear end also boasts of new LED taillamps as accommodated in new wraparound housings.