Advertisement
Go
2012 Buick Lacrosse Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE
INVOICE
$28,963
BASE
MSRP
$30,170
On Quality
The 2012 Buick LaCrosse, in its upper trims especially, feels like a true luxury car.
9.0 out of 10
Browse Buick Lacrosse inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

QUALITY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

fabric upholstery that looks like some sort of modern micro-fiber that ought to wear well over time
Autoblog

The cabin remains blissfully quiet without becoming a sensory deprivation chamber, as there's just enough wind and road noise to remind you that you're not sitting on your couch.
Edmunds

soft suspension and quality interior combine for a solid sense of luxury
CNET

impressively hushed
Consumer Guide


From the outside, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse looks like a big, roomy sedan, and inside the cabin it's fully in accord with that impression. The LaCrosse has room for five, as well as one of the few back seats where (thanks to a little added width) you can fit three across. And its relatively tall, not-too-swoopy roofline and front-wheel-drive layout bolster the impression of space. Trunk space is vast as well.

Front seats in the LaCrosse are nothing to grumble about—they're a bit soft but long-distance comfortable nevertheless. A wide range of materials, including plastic, wood and leather, with quality rising as you move up the model line—although the faux wood in some models feels a little out of place.

The interior in top models feels lavish, with nice detailing and trim, as well as ambient lighting, and rivals Lexus interiors, but base models especially can feel just a little bit simple and plasticky. The faux stitching on the dashboard and well-upholstered and bolstered seats make for a more luxurious setting than might be expected from the LaCrosse's mid-market pricing, and the top-level CXS gets upgraded perforated leather and ventilated heating and cooling features, along with more adjustability and memory settings.

The LaCrosse has a ride that's smooth but not floaty, and in keeping with Buick's 'Quiet Tuning' philosophy, nearly all the wind and road noise are nicely damped out. But we have noticed that models with the larger 19-inch wheels have some noticeable road noise.

Our one criticism of the LaCrosse with the 3.6-liter V-6 is that it's a little raspy-sounding in this application—more vocal than the four, it seems—and its character doesn't marry so well with the otherwise sophisticated and supremely muted and isolated character. 

Conclusion

The 2012 Buick LaCrosse, in its upper trims especially, feels like a true luxury car.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.