Buick LaCrosse History: A Trip Down Memory Lane
When the 2005 Buick LaCrosse debuted, it was designed to be a midsized car that should attract a younger audience to the brand's vehicles. There was a 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine or a 240-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, depending on the trim. The LaCrosse came standard with QuietTuning, a CD player, six speakers, and a power driver's seat. There was the option of a front bench seat to increase seating capacity to six. For 2006, the LaCrosse got side curtain airbags and antilock braking as standard features.
The 2008 LaCrosse added the Super trim level with a 300-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 engine complete with Active Fuel Management. This model was discontinued following the 2009 model year, which is when the sedan was redesigned. The 2010 LaCrosse had two V6 engines plus a 4-cylinder and the option of all-wheel drive. In 2011, however, the 3-liter V6 left the lineup. IntelliLink became standard in 2013, along with the touchscreen, hands-free calling, and navigation.