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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
fabric upholstery that looks like some sort of modern micro-fiber that ought to wear well over time
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.
soft suspension and quality interior combine for a solid sense of luxury
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse looks like a large, spacious sedan from the outside, and its interior is fully in line with that impression. With space for five, as well as a back seat that's good enough for three, the LaCrosse has a level of seating comfort that's a step above compared to mid-size sedans.
In front, the LaCrosse offers front seats that are soft yet supportive, and the tall roofline helps bring a feeling of spaciousness. Back-seat accommodations, as well, are contoured well enough for adults, making this one of the few sedans that's ideal for four adults on a road trip. A huge trunk, as well as folding seatbacks, can hold plenty of cargo or accommodate larger items.
The interior appointments and standards of refinement in the LaCrosse's cabin are truly luxury-car caliber. Across most of the interior, materials are lavish, with fine detailing, ambient lighting, and nicely done faux-stitching on the dashboard, along with plenty of soft-touch surfaces. Upper models also get upgraded perforated leather and ventilated heating and cooling features, along with more adjustability and memory settings.
Only the base models can feel just a little bit simple and plasticky, and the faux wood can seem a little out of place in some of the models. But otherwise there's a wide range of materials, including plastic, wood and leather, with quality rising as you move up the model line.
Ride quality in the LaCrosse fits the premium look and feel, with the measures of Buick's 'Quiet Tuning' philosophy damping out nearly all wind and road noise. The only thing we've noticed with V-6 models is that they tend to have more of a raspy sound under acceleration than you might expect from a quiet luxury car.
If you opt for one of the top trims of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, you'll get true luxury-car ambiance to go with the comfort and spaciousness of this package.