...The LaCrosse interior features chrome and woodgrain styling highlighted by what Buick calls “ice blue” ambient lighting throughout the cabin and instrument panel, and the brand’s QuietTuning continues to muffle noise in the cabin. Available technology will include a hard-drive navigation system with 10 of the car's 40GB saved for music storage. Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port will also be available. In addition, buyers can opt for Blind Zone Alert technology (notifying the driver when a vehicle is approaching in a blind spot) as well as a rear-view camera displaying...
...Rear-seat side-impact airbags and a blind-spot alert system are available as options. In Edmunds brake testing, a LaCrosse with the 3.6-liter engine and 19-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet -- a bit longer than average. A LaCrosse with eAssist and 17-inch wheels turned in a much stronger performance, stopping from 60 mph in 115 feet. That's excellent for this type of vehicle. In government crash tests, the LaCrosse scored five (out of a possible five) stars overall, with five stars awarded for both frontal- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...
...and ventilated front seats Harman Kardon surround-sound system Heated steering wheel Power rear sunshade Under the Hood The LaCrosse comes with one of two engines: a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist hybrid technology or a 303-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Both are direct-injection designs, a relatively new development in gasoline engines that portends good gas mileage for the engines' size and power. Mechanical features include: Both engines can run on regular gas, and the V-6 can use E85 Standard six-speed automatic transmission Front-wheel drive standard; all-wheel drive available...
...Gauges are nicely luminescent with a blue tone that carries over from the instrument cluster to the navigation system. That hue also is included in ambient lighting in the console, across the instrument panel, and in door pockets. An “eco” gauge on the instrument panel is supposed to show the driver how economically he or she is driving; however, it really only moves noticeably under extreme acceleration or braking. We drove under less-than-ideal conditions, doing lots of Christmas errands and spending more time than normal in traffic and dealing with red lights. Still, the...
...The motor is not strong enough to drive the car through a parking lot like most hybrids today, but it doesn't need to — it actually provides better mileage than a number of gas-electric hybrids on the road today. It also uses the motor as a generator to collect energy when the LaCrosse is coasting or slowing down. By now, most people understand regenerative braking, which turns energy once lost as heat on the brake pads into electricity that is sent to a small lithium-ion battery pack in the truck. That energy is then later used to seamlessly assist the engine. Sum greater than pieces...
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