Flash Drive

2014 Buick LaCrosse

2014 Buick LaCrosseModel Tested: 2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

Engine: 3.6-liter V-6, 304-horsepower 264 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Ratings: 18-mpg city/ 28-mpg highway

Base Price: $38,810

As Tested: $45,595


  • Powerful V-6 engine, good acceleration
  • Smooth automatic transmission
  • Very good highway fuel economy
  • Loaded with high-tech safety option packages
  • Rides like a luxury car
  • Available with all-wheel-drive
  • Quiet cruising


  • Upscale interior materials, colors, design
  • Stretch out front legroom
  • Very good rear legroom
  • Three-temp heated and cooled front seats
  • Power driver lumbar support
  • Thick leather heated steering wheel
  • Very solid construction


  • Large trunk, but oddly shaped
  • Split rear seats fold almost flat
  • Medium size interior storage bins
  • Cargo net

WOW Factors:

  • Available Driver Confidence safety packages
  • Driver seat vibrates to alert lane departure
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Luxurious interior
  • Excellent noise insulation
  • Great heads up display gauges


  • Styling a little sedate
  • Some odd colors
  • Small sun visors

Bottom Line:

The 2014 LaCrosse Premium is Buick’s flagship sedan and it exhibits all the upscale features expected of a luxury vehicle. The spacious interior is a highpoint that’s supported by a powerful but refined drivetrain.