10-11-19

2018 Buick LaCrosse fuel economy rating

When we first started learning about the features and specifications of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse, one change that got our attention was that the sedan would come equipped with a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City began wondering how the new engine would affect the sedan’s impressive fuel economy rating, and we have to say, we weren’t disappointed with what we found! Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Buick LaCrosse’s fuel efficiency! 

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How many litres per 100km does the 2018 Buick LaCrosse get?

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse comes in four trim levels: Base, Preferred, Essence, and Premium. Two engine options are available, a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder and a 3.6-litre V6, and drivers can choose between a FWD and AWD drivetrain. Take a look at the chart below to learn about the fuel efficiency of both engine options and drivetrains!

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Car shoppers interested in learning more about the impressive features and specifications the 2018 Buick LaCrosse has to offer are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City! Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 LaCrosse and see its impressive fuel efficiency in person? If so, don’t hesitate to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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10-11-19

2017 Buick LaCrosse premier at the LA Auto Show

Like visual information, technical details on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are fairly light on the ground, but we do know that a premium quiet, comfortable, and premium Buick driving experience are going to be focuses on the new LaCrosse. Cutting-edge refined technology like a new five-link rear suspension (a feature hard to find even on other full-size luxury models) and an all-new stronger but lighter chassis are at the forefront of those changes.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse new grille

For now, the elegant new dark waterfall grille (pictured at the top of this blog) is the only feature that we’re certain about. Featuring a new multi-coloured, three-shield Buick insignia fixed on a sweeping element that spans the entire width of the grille, this new design prefigures new styling changes coming on future Buick vehicles. This grille style was inspired by the 1954 Wildcat II concept, and first revealed on the 2015 Avenir concept. It will be universally adapted by all Buick models by 2018.

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2015 Buick Avenir Concept vehicle

Is it possible that the 2017 Buick LaCrosse will take other design clues from the stylish and sinuous 2015 Buick Avenir concept vehicle? No one here at Craig Dunn can say for sure until the end of November and the big reveal, but given the elegant look and premium materials that were featured in that concept (pictured below), we’d be really excited for the future of the LaCrosse if that was the case.

Exterior view of the 2015 Buick Avenir concept
Interior view of the 2015 Avenir concept Buick
Interior back seat view of the 2015 Buick Avenir
View of the 2015 Buick Avenir from the rear

2017 Buick LaCrosse Canadian Debut and New Features

2017 Buick LaCrosse Canadian Debut and New Features

Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Verano to have Sport Touring models for 2016

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10-11-19

2016 Buick Sport Touring release date

The Buick brand has always represented refinement, safety, and comfortable driving. Now Buick has unveiled a new series of Sport Touring sedans with an additional focus on striking design. This news comes after the announcement last month that the 2016 Buick Encore SUV would also be released with a Sport Touring trim. Now the stylish touches and technological advantages of the Sport Touring style will also be available on the Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Verano sedans. Keep reading for more information about these modes and the 2016 Buick Sport Touring release date.

Each of these Sport Touring sedans will be outfitted with a rear spoiler and special 18-inch wheels with machined faces and distinctive black “pockets”. When it comes to smartphone integration features, Buick will also be pulling out the stops for these vehicles with Buick IntelliLink in each model. The 2016 LaCrosse, Regal and Verano Sport Touring will also be capable of producing a WiFi hotspot through the integration of OnStar 4G LTE service.

2016 Buick Verano and LaCrosse Sport Touring

2016 Buick Verano Sport Touring

This compact sedan will be even better with dual-zone climate control and eight-way adjustable driver’s seating. Matched with the new Sport Touring style accents, the 2016 Buick Verano Sport Touring is sure to deliver the same power and performance with an additional visual allure.

2016 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring

This spry and comfortable full-size sedan will be even more appealing with the Sport Touring external additions as well as remote start, eight airbags, and leather-trimmed seats.

2016 Buick Regal Sport Touring

The Buick Regal was named the Top Sports Sedan of 2015 by Consumer Reports. The new Sports Touring model will come standard with a rear view camera and leather trimmed, heated seats. These additions promise to make this midsize sedan even more popular for 2016.

The new Buick Sport Touring sedans are scheduled to roll into dealerships this fall. Schedule your test drive today! Check this space to be kept updated on the latest on Buick and GM announcements, or come on in to Craig Dunn Motor City! We can answer all your questions on these and other great vehicles.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse Canadian Debut and New Features

2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date

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.

Dashboard interior view of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Buick LaCrosse headlight
2017 Buick LaCrosse spacious seating

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.

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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.

The sleek and award-winning Avenir concept will also be on display at the Toronto Auto Show, along with the new 2016 Buick Envision.

2017 Buick LaCrosse premier at the LA Auto Show

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10-09-19

2017 Buick LaCrosse colour options

If you’re in the market for a large sedan, you’ve got some great options to choose from, but one of our absolute favorites is the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. Simply put, it blows competitors out of the water. The sedan’s refined interior, comfortable seat quality, and advanced standard features keep it at the top of its class for a reason, and our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City isn’t surprised that large sedan shoppers are choosing the 2017 LaCrosse over tough competitors. And even though the vehicle is pretty popular, the sedan’s large variety of colour options will keep you unique from other 2017 LaCrosse owners. Interested in seeing all of the sedan’s exterior colours? Keep reading to see all options! 

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What colours does the 2017 Buick LaCrosse come in?

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes in ten attractive exterior colour options, giving drivers plenty of colours to choose from. Exterior colour options include: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Black Onyx, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, Graphite Gray Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Dark Forest Green Metallic, and Pepperdust Metallic. Take a look at all ten colour options below, and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite!

2017 Buick LaCrosse in Crimson Red Tintcoat
Crimson Red Tintcoat
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Black Onyx
Black Onyx
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Summit White
Summit White
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Ebony Twilight Metallic
Ebony Twilight Metallic
2017 Buick LaCrosse in White Frost Tricoat
White Frost Tricoat
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Graphite Gray Metallic
Graphite Gray Metallic
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Quicksilver Metallic
Quicksilver Metallic
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Dark Forest Green Metallic
Dark Forest Green Metallic
2017 Buick LaCrosse in Pepperdust Metallic
Pepperdust Metallic

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Car shoppers interested in seeing the 2017 Buick LaCrosse’s various colour options up close and in person are invited to stop in and see us at Craig Dunn Motor City. Once you pick out your favorite colour, make sure to schedule an obligation-free test drive online and check out how good you look in the sedan. For more information about the 2017 LaCrosse, feel free to contact a member of our team or drop us a line in the comments below!

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10-09-19

How Can eAssist Help Fuel Consumption?

What is eAssist?

The big news in the last few months has been the release of eAssist technology on a limited run of the 2016 GMC Sierra and the 2016 Chevy Silverado. But what is eAssist? First appearing on Buick and Malibu sedans, GM eAssist technology is a combined gas and electric powertrain system which allows eAssist-equipped GM vehicles to offer exceptional fuel consumption without compromising on performance. Keep reading for a breakdown of some of the eAssist efficiency technology that we will see in the 2016 Sierra and future eAssist cars, trucks, and (hopefully someday) SUVs.

Light Electrification Powertrain

eAssist equipped engine on the 2013 Chevy MalibuThe beauty and genius of eAssist is how it combines both a traditional gas engine and an electric motor, and reaps the advantages of both. In the 2016 Sierra with eAssist, for example, a 5.3-litre V8 engine matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission will work with a compact induction motor to provide top efficiency without compromising on horsepower or torque. Indeed, the motor functions like a electric torque booster, and can add up to 44 pound-feet of torque and 13 horsepower to the already impressive engine performance, when that extra oomph is required, like when accelerating or passing.

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Thanks to efficiency technology like direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation (which allows the engine to run on fewer cylinder when they are not needed for towing or hauling), the eAssist V8 on the new Sierra is already extremely efficient, but the electric motor can even add to that. Electric power boost means that the electric engine can take some of the load at certain times, allowing the gas engine to continue operating more efficiently with fewer active cylinders.

Conserving Electric Power at Stops

The motor will be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. In the case of the new Sierra with eAssist, this battery back will add just over 45 kilograms to the vehicle’s curb weight, but will offer significant reductions in fuel consumption, especially in city driving.

Thanks to this battery pack and motor, the 2016 Sierra will be equipped with Stop/Start capability, which will allow the engine to shut down at a traffic light, or in the rush hour crawl, and seamlessly restart once the driver takes his foot off the gas.

Regenerative braking is another major advantage offered by this powertrain. With this advantage, energy lost when braking is turned into electricity that can recharge the battery and help run the electronic of the vehicle, like the lights and the radio.

2012 LaCrosse gauge cluster with eAssistMany of these eAssist technology pieces have been available previously in other GM vehicles like the Buick Regal, Chevy Malibu or the Chevy Bolt, but we are extremely excited to see these fuel-efficiency advantages appearing on the great Sierra and Silverado trucks. Contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City team today to learn more about this technology on vehicles that may arrive on our lot in the future.

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