The 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuts this week at the Toronto Auto Show. After making its first appearance at the LA Auto Show last year, this full-size luxury sedan will be making an even bigger splash here in Canada.
2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date
In addition to its unique new water-fall grille with tri-colored Buick badging, the new LaCrosse will be full of the latest features to make this elegant sedan one of the most comfortable and well-equipped Buicks yet. It will go on sale in North America this summer.
What’s New on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse?
New features on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse go far beyond the external. The 2017 model will weigh in at 136 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, thanks in part to advances in lighter sound-absorbing material and lighter-stronger steel in the frame.
In addition to acceleration and power savings thanks to that decreased weight, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse will get a new eight-speed automatic transmission matched to the second-generation 3.6-liter V6. Stop-start technology will come standard with this powertrain, and a Continuous Dampening Control active suspension will allow drivers to select Touring and Sport modes for an even more precise driving experience.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse will also feature multiple new safety sensing features like the technology coming on the new Envision. Some of these include lane keeping assist, lane changing alert with blind spot assistance, parking assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic forward braking, forward collision alerts, and front pedestrian braking, which can, in some situations, automatically stop the car before hitting a person walking across the street.