2009 Buick Lacrosse Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

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.

The editors at TheCarConnection.com have noticed a few complaints when it comes to ride quality. The Detroit News wrote that it was extremely quiet while driving down the road, but Consumer Guide added that wind noise coming from the road is apparent at 65 mph with thrumming over coarse roads.

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.

Cars.com wrote that the LaCrosse can be configured for six, or five with front bucket seats. The Detroit News observed that the 100 cubic feet of passenger room in the cabin made the sedan "super sized," but Edmunds warns that while the flat seats make for easy entry and exit, the rear seats don't offer enough leg room for taller adults.

At 16 cubic feet of cargo room, stowing luggage and groceries in the 2009 Buick LaCrosse should be easy, Cars.com noted. Consumer Guide wrote that the low liftover and hidden hinges maximized the cargo space, but said that the opening is too small to stuff larger boxes in the back. Edmunds wrote that interior storage is plentiful in the cabin, with plenty of bins and cubbies to maximize space.

Overall, many have applauded the interior of the 2009 Buick LaCrosse by noting the build quality and soft-touch materials. Kelley Blue Book added that the interior of the LaCrosse was a shift for the automaker toward quality, comfort, and design. The dash and instrument cluster were notably better than older Buicks, they added, and small details such as the control knobs may signal a return to form. Edmunds wasn't so enthusiastic, noting that the plastics used for the console and door panels were "low-rent" materials. Consumer Guide said the LaCrosse was well constructed, with easy to read gauges and panels.

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