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2008 Buick Lacrosse - Expert Reviews


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2008 buick lacrosse Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Front-seat side airbags are not available. A stability control system is standard on the more powerful CXS and Super models, and optional on the CXL. The base CX comes with traction control only. In frontal-impact crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Buick LaCrosse earned five stars out of five for driver and front-passenger protection. In NHTSA side-impact tests, the LaCrosse received just three stars for front-occupant protection (a low rating in this class) and four stars for the rear seat. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...

2008 Buick LaCrosse Professional Review

...It was simply horizontal rows of small buttons. While the stereo included XM satellite radio, it didn't include an auxiliary jack to plug in an iPod or personal music player. The sedan offers plenty of room. The second rows are as comfortable as the front seats, which have 42 inches of leg room. Overall, there is nearly 100 cubic feet of passenger space inside this sedan, making it, well, Super sized. It's also extremely quiet when driving down the road. That's something that many people, including myself, equate with luxury. There are lots of hints of quality and luxury in the LaCrosse...

2008 Buick LaCrosse Overview
Source: CarGurus

...Besides some exterior and interior updates, the biggest change for the Buick LaCrosse in 2008 came in the introduction of the Super trim, which sports a 5.3 L, 300 hp V8 engine.
The Super goes from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. With the addition of this high-powered variation,
the LaCrosse now has 4 trims.The other 3 trims sport V6 engines and all 4 trims have 4 speed automatic transmission.
Gas mileage generally runs from 20 mpg in the city to 29 on the highway.
All 4 trims have 4 doors and seat 5-6 passengers.Overall, the 2008 Buick LaCrosse looks like a good buy for the...

2008 Buick LaCrosse Professional Review

...It does wear larger 18-inch wheels; the other models have either 16-inch (CX) or 17-inch (CXL and CXS) wheels. The Super also has a sport suspension. Interior With a front bench seat — an uncommon offering in this class — the LaCrosse can seat up to six. (A five-seat model with front bucket seats is also available.) Standard features include XM Satellite Radio, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and remote start. The top-of-the-line Super gets a silver-colored center stack and unique gauges. The sedan's trunk is a competitive 16 cubic feet. Under the Hood The 200-horsepower, 3.8-liter...

2008 Buick LaCrosse Professional Review

...It also makes the LaCrosse Super slightly thirstier: EPA ratings are 16 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway. The LaCrosse with the 3.8-liter V-6 is rated at 17/28, and with the 3.6-liter V-6, 17/25. And the V-8 makes the LaCrosse Super heavier by about 200 pounds, most of which is unfortunately on its nose. That's all the bad news. The good news is: Punch the throttle, and the LaCrosse Super feels like your father's Buick, and I mean that in a good way -- authoritative acceleration, nice burbling exhaust note. There is some torque steer under hard acceleration -- that's the tendency, in a...

2008 Buick LaCrosse Professional Review

...Instead its chrome waterfall grille has become the new face of Buick. To advance the American Lexus aspirations, all LaCrosse sedans have dual climate control, remote start and XM satellite radio as standard for '08, along with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side-curtain air bags, one-year free OnStar satellite communications system, remote keyless entry, power seats/mirrors/locks/windows, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 format, rear-window defroster, tilt and telescoping steering and steering-wheel radio controls. About the only thing that needs to be added to the $31,310 base price is...

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