2019 Buick LaCrosse: Does it Enhance your Driving Experience?


If you have ever come across the 2019 Buick LaCrosse, we bet you must have admired the quietly rushing sedan that seems intuitively comfortable even if you have got a single glimpse of its cabin. This is a sedan of which Buick can boast of being built with all the correct measures. Apparently, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse appears more as a traditional sedan that believes in personal space, quietness, and tamed handling.

Being the largest sedan of the brand Buick, the 2019 LaCrosse offers a compelling style with various package options, while the refinement in its demeanor has much more to compete with the rival luxury cars that even cost more. Hence, it was not difficult to decipher why most of the visitors at the Poway Buick dealer crowd around the 2019 LaCrosse.

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Latest Upgrades

Buick has given its flagship model LaCrosse a complete redesign for the 2017 year model. After that a major upgrade under the hood took place on 2018, that welcomed a new hybrid powertrain in the lineup that was powered with a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine to work as an alternative to the electric motor. Unlike the full hybrids, the LaCrosse indulged in a mild-hybrid powertrain to push the fuel economy a little bit ahead, in which the battery doesn’t drive the car all alone. For those who gets tempted with a more exciting performance, Buick offers a few models with all-wheel drive configuration that sports a 9-speed automatic to couple with the available 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

On Road Performance

The 2019 Buick Lacrosse has secured for itself an envious popularity for many reasons. But what must have drawn most of them to flock around is the soft and comfortable driving experience which is the result of a consistent adept handling.

When it moves with the V-6 engine under its hood, the 2019 LaCrosse produces 310 of horsepower with all the driving dynamics being in place.

The hybrid version that runs on an electric motor is given the support of a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine to keep the emissions low, but the motor is not given the freedom to drive the LaCrosse alone. This powertrain is carefully paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission that makes a modest count of 194 hp and 187 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for a pleasurable ride and sound maneuverability.

There is also an option to drive the LaCrosse with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which is configured as all-wheel drive. To make a horsepower of 310-hp the V-6 engine is given the torque of a 9-speed automatic transmission, that provides plenty of energy to pull the LaCrosse filled with passengers.

The chassis is lightweight but stiff, while the steering gave quick responses in every turn. All this teamed up perfectly to give the LaCrosse driving experience feel almost athletic, especially when it handled every curve so smartly. At the end of the test drive we had with it at the Poway Buick dealership we soon realized that the sound deadening system made us forget about the outside world noise till will stepped out of its luxurious cabin.