Since its introduction as a 2005 model, the Buick LaCrosse has been getting better, and the addition of a V-8 Super edition continues this trend.
Aside from the rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 fitted with the HEMI, no mid-size sedans offer the kind of kick the LaCrosse Super does. However, the Toyota Avalon, the Nissan Maxima, and the Hyundai Azera, as well as the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego twins, are stiff competition.
While the 5.3-liter V-8 may be an advantage to some buyers, others will compare V-6 to V-6, and in this matchup, the Buick suffers a fatal shot to the engine block.
Additionally, the Chrysler, Ford, and Mercury offer the security of available all-wheel drive.
|2008 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings||2007 Ford Five HundredBrowse Used Listings||2007 Mercury MontegoBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan CX||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE||4-Door Sedan XL (Natl)||4-Door Sedan SEL FWD||4-Door Sedan Base 2WD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan CX||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||NA||Continously Variable||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|