Design Updates for 2017
For the 2017 model year, the Buick LaCrosse sedan brags significant redesigns. All in all, the new LaCrosse is lither and sleeker than its predecessor, and offers a quiet, fine-tuned driving experience even the choosiest of Lloydminster and Sherwood Park drivers are sure to appreciate. Rich exterior paints, such as Dark Forest Green, Dark Sapphire, and Crimson Red, convey sophistication at a glance. The 2017 model’s wheelbase is about 76 millimetres longer, while the roofline has been lowered for a more streamlined look and feel. What’s more, the 2017 LaCrosse is close to 136 kilograms lighter, and promises sharper handling and higher fuel economy ratings.?
New LGX Engine from GM
Under the hood of the upcoming 2017 Buick LaCrosse, you’ll find a unique 3.6L V6 DI VVT LGX engine, which replaces GM’s LFX engines with a new lubrication system, higher-flow cylinders, redesigned piston tops, and more. Paired with Auto Start/Stop technology and an 8-speed automatic transmission, the cast-aluminum V6 LGX engine will generate a staunch 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. With front- or all-wheel drive and 457-millimetre wheels, the LaCrosse utilises MacPherson strut coil-over-spring front suspension and a new 5-link rear suspension design. Electric power steering with Active Return Assist keeps you on track and in control, while the split, dual-circuit 4-wheel disc brakes deliver dependable stopping power.?
Sweeping Lines, Soft Materials, and Features Galore
The sculptural beauty of the new LaCrosse sedan’s cabin stands out immediately, and creates a comfortable and dignified ambience from front to back. Restyled and free-flowing, the dash melds into the center console, which includes multiple storage compartments and a strategically positioned Electronic Precision Shift controller. Available in Jet Black, Dark Atmosphere and Shale, and Jet Black and Brandy colour schemes, the interior will make plenty of high quality materials available, such as perforated leather upholstery, wood trim, and more. The 8-way power adjustable driver seat lets you personalise a driving position, while Moon White ambient lighting offers added convenience and security at night.Additional features for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse include:
- Automatic climate control
- QuietTuning and Active Noise Cancellation technology
- Heated exterior mirrors
- Rearview camera
- Split-folding rear seatbacks
- Optional heated steering wheel
- Optional heated front seats
- Optional panoramic roof
IntelliLink Infotainment with Smartphone Integration
Equipped with a slew of ultra-modern technology features, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse makes it a breeze for Lloydminster and Sherwood Park drivers to stay connected on the go. The Buick IntelliLink 203-millimetre-diagonal touchscreen features natural-language voice recognition, which comes in handy for handsfree calling or planning a route via optional IntelliLink with Navigation. Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the central infotainment system gives you on-demand access to your contact list, handsfree texting, navigation apps, music apps, and much more. What’s more, the optional Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE lets drivers and passengers access the internet via their smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. without racking up data use charges.?
Inclusive Safety Features for Greater Driver Confidence
In IIHS moderate overlap front and side crash tests, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse earned top “Good” ratings. The same excellent crash test ratings are expected to carry over to the forthcoming 2017 model. In addition to standard HID Xenon headlamps, a rearview camera, and stability and traction control, the 2017 LaCrosse will offer a host of driver assists, including the following:
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Safety Alert Seat
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Head-Up Display
For added peace of mind, OnStar telematics includes services like Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. The available Teen Driver technology reminds new drivers to fasten seatbelts and follow speed limits, and even delivers a driving “report card” to parents.
Serving Lloydminster, Sherwood Park, and Beyond!
Slated to arrive this summer, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan features a blend of new and familiar performance, luxury, and technology features. For more details on this gorgeous full-size sedan, contact Westridge Buick GMC from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Or, look for our dealership at 2406 50th Avenue in Lloydminster, Alberta!