2009 Buick Lacrosse Review

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The 2009 Buick LaCrosse is a nicely equipped American luxury sedan that comes in two very different flavors.

To write this comprehensive review on the 2009 Buick LaCrosse, TheCarConnection.com's editors read through a number of reviews from reputable sources. Experts from TheCarConnection.com also drove the Buick LaCrosse and offer their observations regarding the vehicle to help you best make sense of conflicting opinions.

The Buick LaCrosse moves into the 2009 model year with minor changes that bring it more into alignment with its competitors. The LaCrosse was never intended to compete with the entry-level luxury sport sedans from Europe; it appeals especially to older drivers in need of a little extra comfort and quiet.

The 2009 Buick LaCrosse is available in three trims: the CX, CXL and the LaCrosse Super. The CX and CXL sedans come with a proven 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine, and the LaCrosse Super is loaded with GM's small-block 5.3-liter V-8 that pumps out 300 horsepower. All trims are limited to a four-speed automatic transmission.

The LaCrosse Super is the power lifter of the group, with a hugely entertaining engine turning the otherwise ordinary LaCrosse into a road-clawing machine. The big V-8 engine can propel the LaCrosse Super to 60 mph in under six seconds, yet has active fuel management, which deactivates four cylinders at cruising speed to save fuel.

The Super can be recognized on the outside by its hood "portholes," as well as a new waterfall grille, hood, and front fascia. Inside, the LaCrosse Super features a more bolstered seat covered in a woven embossed leather, as well as wood-grain-appearance accents on the instrument panel, center console, door, and gear shift knob. The Super also gets exclusive instrument cluster graphics, new front sill plates, and a silver finish on the instrument panel.

The chassis of the 2009 Buick LaCrosse Super is firmer and more responsive, while at the same time retaining the comfortable ride that traditionally has been one of the Buick's hallmarks. The LaCrosse Super features 18-inch wheels, as well. It feels great on the road compared to a non-Super LaCrosse.

Overall, the V-6 LaCrosse models offer good value for those who don't ever encounter curvy roads. Ride quality is top-notch, with that pillowy feel few cars today still offer—although it's not at all queasy like many of the rides of the past—and the interior is among GM's quietest.

The CX and CXL are the boulevard cruisers that feature loads of standard equipment. The LaCrosse CX has a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, a theft-deterrence system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a driver information center personalization. For 2009, the CX adds painted 16-inch aluminum wheels. The CXL has an available universal home remote, an available sunroof, and standard heated driver and front passenger seats. All LaCrosses feature XM Satellite Radio, remote start, a telescoping steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control.

For 2009, a number of changes to the Buick LaCrosse focus on safety and convenience. For the first time, heated side mirrors are standard on all trim levels, and Bluetooth hands-free is available for all models. For buyers who want the versatility of carrying larger items, a split folding rear seat is available.

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August 24, 2016
2014 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD

DISAPPOINTED WITH GAS MILEAGE .

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PLENTY OF INTERIOR ROOM . TRUNK SPACE FAIR . BETTER QUALITY TIRE SHOULD COME WITH VEHICLE. PLENTY OF POWER POOR GAS MILEAGE. MOTOR REQUIRES 6 QUARTS OF OIL .
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December 7, 2015
For 2014 Buick Lacrosse

Made in USA

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I have 20000 miles on this car and only time in service is for routine service,oil,tire rotation.If I could change anything it would be a way to shield screen from bright sun when backing out of garage into... + More »
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April 18, 2015
For 2013 Buick Lacrosse

Great car.

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Like everything about the car except getting in and out of it. I am elderly and 6ft,2in" tall. I don't compact as well as I used too. Vision could be better ("A" post too large).
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April 13, 2015
For 2012 Buick Lacrosse

generally a good car

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good car but poor on safety due to restricted vision..i would not buy another..
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May 13, 2016
2011 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL FWD

Still Honeymooning

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I usually get bored with cars after a couple of years, but I'm nowhere near bored with this one. After 5 years of just performing routine maintenance, I feel confident in the reliability of this car, the... + More »
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November 15, 2015
2011 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan CXS

Great Car.

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I love my car. Get compliments on it all the time. Whether someone riding in it or just observing it. Bumbed my head getting out of it and into it a time or two because of how close it's built on the driver... + More »
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September 13, 2015
2010 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan CXL 3.0L FWD

This has been a great car.

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Has been a great car -- stylish, comfortable, luxurious. 225,000 trouble-free km so far. Shape still looks modern, especially in black with tinted windows. Looking forward to the next version of the Lacrosse... + More »
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June 25, 2015
2010 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 3.0L

Slightly above average for a "semi-luxury" car

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This car is comfortable and quite. Gas mileage is good for size. Comfort is good. I enjoy the seats, dual air conditioning controls, and the ride. Visibility when backing the car is terrible. It cries for a... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2010 Buick Lacrosse 4-Door Sedan CX 3.0L

I love my LaCrosse!

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The car is stylish inside and outside and handles well on city streets and highways. The only thing missing is the LED headlamps that are now on the newer models.
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April 18, 2015
For 2008 Buick Lacrosse

Super model trasformation

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The Super model of the Lacrosse puts this grocery getter in a whole nother league! 300+ horsepower V8,Bilstein shocks,oversize dual exhausts and outside aero panels with the distinctive 4 hole portholes on... + More »
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