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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
a front bench seat [it] can seat up to six
broad, flat seats make ingress and egress easy, but lack support for taller adults
It's extremely quiet when driving down the road
Although the 2009 Buick LaCrosse offers generous amounts of passenger and cargo space and a soft, pillowy ride, its seats are disappointing and the interior is lacking in apparent quality, according to some reviews.
TheCarConnection.com notes few complaints when it comes to ride quality. According to Cars.com, with "a front bench seat [it] can seat up to six," adding that a "five-seat model with front bucket seats is also available." Detroit News reports "nearly 100 cubic feet of passenger space inside this [Buick LaCrosse] sedan, making it, well, super sized." Edmunds advises, however, that "broad, flat seats make ingress and egress easy, but lack support for taller adults," while "rear-seat legroom is tight for larger individuals."
Cargo space is abundant in all Buick LaCrosse 2009 trims. Cars.com states that "the sedan's trunk is a competitive 16 cubic feet." Consumer Guide says "the trunk has low liftover and nonintrusive lid hinges," but adds that "its opening...is too small to load larger boxes." Edmunds reports "the [Buick LaCrosse] cabin offers lots of storage bins and cubbies."
Consumer Guide tells us that Buick LaCrosse 2009 interior materials are "well-assembled...[the] soft-touch interior materials have a quality look and feel...gauges are easy to see and read." Edmunds, on the other hand, points out that "the plastics used for the door panels, console and most controls have a low-rent appearance and feel." Nonetheless, Kelley Blue Book opines that "the 2009 Buick LaCrosse's interior shows a clear change of direction for Buick, with an emphasis on quality, design and comfort... dash and instrument cluster are leaps and bounds above the hard, bland plastics found in previous Buick sedans, and the control knobs show an attention to detail worthy of the Buick name."
Buick LaCrosse noise levels are minimal: "It's extremely quiet when driving down the road," according to Detroit News. However, Consumer Guide notes "wind rush is apparent at 65 mph with notable body drumming over coarse pavement."
The 2009 Buick LaCrosse is a quiet, capable sedan that can carry five or six passengers in comfort. However, quality isn't stellar by all accounts.