Since its introduction in 2005, the Buick LaCrosse has been getting better, and new for 2009, Bluetooth and standard heated mirrors keep it competitive.
Only the rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 fitted with the HEMI can come close to offering the V-8 acceleration kick the LaCrosse Super has.
However, this segment faces some very strong competition.
The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable offer a good ride, while feeling a bit abler in the handling department; the Ford siblings also beat the LaCrosse with class-leading safety ratings.
The Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera are both plush cruisers like the LaCrosse, and each has a very plush-feeling interior that buyers might like better, depending on personal preferences.
Then there's the Nissan Maxima, which is more of a sport sedan, with an interior that blows the competition away; however it's not nearly as smooth and quiet as the others.
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|2009 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercury SableBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan CX||4-Door Sedan SEL FWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)|
|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|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Continously Variable||Automatic w/OD|
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|2009 Buick Lacrosse vs. 2008 Ford Taurus||2009 Buick Lacrosse vs. 2008 Mercury Sable||2009 Buick Lacrosse vs. 2008 Nissan Maxima||2009 Buick Lacrosse vs. 2008 Toyota Avalon|