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The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is about typical for its class—neither a gas guzzler nor particularly green.
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Expert Quotes:

19 mpg city, 30 highway (four-cyl); 17/27 (V-6); 16/26 (V-6 AWD)

We'd steer clear of the four-cylinder engine, as it's overtaxed by this car's substantial weight and has to work so hard that real-world gas mileage will likely suffer.

an AWD CXL averaged 17.0 mpg in mostly city driving.
Consumer Guide

As it stands, the LaCrosse's fuel economy figures of 16 to 19 mpg in the city and 26 to 30 on the highway are pretty typical for a large sedan. It also ranks about average in the EPA's air pollution and greenhouse-gas scores.

For 2012, the LaCrosse will do much better—returning up to 37 mpg on the highway—with the introduction of GM's eAssist mild-hybrid system as standard on the four-cylinder LaCrosse. 


The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is about typical for its class—neither a gas guzzler nor particularly green.

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