2016 vs. 2017 Buick LaCrosse: Updates You'll Appreciate
It is no simple task to list the updates to the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, as this luxury sedan was completely redesigned. Compared to the 2016 model, the 2017 LaCrosse is wider, lower, and longer, creating a more cohesive design and proportions the average driver will prefer. You will also notice that the tri-shield badge has returned to its familiar color scheme of blue and red. While the 2016 LaCrosse had an elegant cabin with wood trim and attention to detail, the 2017 model has managed to dramatically increase the quality of materials and construction. Almost every surface within reach is covered with French-stitched padded simulated leather, and the wood trim has become more convincing.
Additionally, the cabin of the Buick LaCrosse has become more functional for the 2017 model year. The center console is taller with a larger bin area and more accessible cup holders. There is even a designated bin for your smartphone now. Looking at the controls, you will notice that there are fewer buttons thanks to the streamlined design, and you get the latest version of IntelliLink with its touchscreen. The LaCrosse eAssist model has disappeared for the 2017 model year due to lack of popularity, and the V6 engine has gone up to 310 horsepower with enhanced acceleration. Thanks to engine enhancements and a drop in weight, fuel economy has also gone up. In terms of safety, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse adds Teen Driver and front-knee airbags along with pedestrian detection for the forward-collision warning system and automatic steering intervention in the lane-departure system.