2014 Buick LaCrosse - Animated GIF of 80 High-Res Photos
This new LaCrosse is a real sweetheart. I closely compare it with the Jaguar XJ - which I also got to sample recently in its new AWD V-6 setup at the low end of the price range.
Despite the Jag's panache, it did not look happy with its extra L length and a perceptible increase in rear ride height versus the ultra-sporty XJR.
The Jag and its tall rump.
Both fabulous, comfortable limousines. The Buick impressed me quite a bit with its incredible NVH isolation, honestly decent steering and driver's layout, and huge rear cabin.
Some odd old-style cues in the LaCrosse were the only clue that this was still a GM product - otherwise it is that good.
- the seat belt buckles feel like they are the same exact ones in use since the Carter administration
- the front armrest is a brilliant sliding lid, which feels outstanding and is quite a special touch versus the one in back...
- the rear armrest is really tacky
Performance was enthusiastic and also very smooth and quiet. Traction was a bit of an issue, even on the huge wheels/tires of the test model. Therefore, I think an AWD LaCrosse might be a real winner for size and comfort-oriented buyers.