for 2016:
Updated IntelliLink system with new display screen and two USB ports
20-inch wheels available on premium AWD models
Exterior colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic and
Ebony Twilight Metallic
Known for its effortless style and luxurious features, Buick LaCrosse is just as adept
at providing premium levels of performance and safety. The midsize sedan, which
was awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration in 2015, offers protection with several available active
safety features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side
Blind Zone Alert.
Those safety features, along with the latest in connectivity and Buick’s signature
quietness, help LaCrosse stay on course as a top competitor in its segment.
For 2016, LaCrosse is offered in five trim levels: LaCrosse 1SV (1SV), LaCrosse
(1SB), Leather (1SL), Premium I (1SP) and Premium II (1SR). They included frontwheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations (limited trims), available with two
powertrains: a standard 3.6L direct-injected V-6 (FWD and AWD) and a 2.4L engine
with eAssist light electrification technology (FWD only).
The 2.4L with eAssist is available on 1SB and 1SL. Each engine is paired with a sixspeed automatic transmission.
Other new updates for 2016 include 20-inch wheels available on AWD premium
models and three new premium paint colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Graphite
Gray Metallic and Ebony Twilight Metallic.
All models include a number of standard features, including:
 StabiliTrak electronic stability control with full-function traction control
 Four-wheel anti-lock brakes with Intelligent Brake Assist
 OnStar (with complimentary six months of Directions and Connections
 Premium audio system with AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio/XM Travel Link (with
three months of service), Bluetooth, two USB ports, CD player, auxiliary
input jack, steering wheel-mounted controls, Buick IntelliLink eight-inch color
touch-screen radio with an enhanced screen
 Rearview camera system
 Eight air bags, including rear-seat thorax air bags
 Leather-wrapped steering wheel
 Dual-zone automatic climate control
 Remote keyless entry
 Power windows with driver and front passenger express up/down
 Heated and power outside rearview mirrors
 Electric parking brake
 Eight-inch-diagonal, high-resolution full-color driver information center
 Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
 Eight-way power driver seat in addition to four-way power lumbar
 Remote start
 Universal Home Remote.
Buick’s QuietTuning engineering process is standard on all models. It reduces,
blocks and absorbs unwanted noise, making LaCrosse one of the quietest cars in
the segment.
Experience Buick Protection on all 2016 Buick models includes the first two visits of
scheduled maintenance services for two years/24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
It complements Buick’s four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty
and six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Eye-catching exterior
Crisp lines and bold design elements make the LaCrosse instantly recognizable as a
modern Buick. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting elements enhance a
technologically advanced presence. The headlamp housings, for example, have a
more angular appearance and LED signature accents. They are also positioned
slightly outboard to reinforce the car’s presence.
Bi-Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are available on Leather and
Premium I and II models. Their enhanced brilliance improves visibility, while they
are also energy-efficient and environmentally friendly (mercury-free). The HID
headlamps are articulating, turning with the direction of the front wheels to
enhance visibility around corners.
A full-width chrome accent reinforces the car’s stance in back, while fully integrated
exhaust outlets (3.6L models) are framed with a chrome finish within the rear
fascia. It’s a more integrated appearance that showcases Buick’s attention to detail.
An integrated rear spoiler is incorporated in the trailing edge of the deck lid for
greater aerodynamic performance, and wraparound LED taillamps provide a safety
benefit by illuminating more quickly than conventional bulbs when the brakes are
Ultrasonic rear park assist is standard on Leather and Premium I and II models.
Exterior colors for 2016 include: Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Dark
Chocolate Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Deep Garnet
Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic and White Frost Tricoat.
An inviting interior
A warm ambience and ergonomic features naturally flow throughout the cockpit of
the LaCrosse. A flowing, mindful design mixes contemporary colors, complementing
trim and premium soft materials to reinforce LaCrosse’s luxurious attention to
The instrument panel houses a configurable eight-inch color driver information and
cluster display, with the chrome-framed “center stack” integrating an eight-inch
color touch screen for the next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system and dualzone climate controls with capacitive-touch operation. The center stack blends into
a center console that offers generous storage and a comfortable armrest.
Four-way adjustable front headrests provide a great range of comfort, particularly
for taller drivers, while rear-seat headrests fold down to enhance rearward visibility.
The front headrests are now fully wrapped, expanding the use of soft-touch
materials throughout the cabin. LaCrosse also offers a heated steering wheel
standard on Premium models and available on Leather models.
Interior color/trim choices are offered in four combinations:
 Light Neutral/Cocoa, offered with cloth or Soleil Keisel leather seats and
Kyoto Maple wood-style décor
 Ebony, offered with cloth or Soleil Keisel leather seats and Cellini woodstyle décor
 Choccachino/Ebony with Soleil Keisel leather seats with contrast stitching
and Phantasm wood-style décor.
 Sangria/Ebony with semi-aniline full leather seats and authentic Tamo Ash
wood trim (Ultra Luxury Interior Package).
An available Ultra Luxury Interior Package – offered on Leather and Premium I and
II models – adds a synthetic suede headliner and pillar coverings, semi-aniline full
leather seats, console and door armrests, as well as authentic Tamo Ash wood trim.
Buick’s unique QuietTuning engineering in LaCrosse helps make it one of the
quietest passenger environments in the segment. Specific QuietTuning features
include acoustical laminate on the windshield and front side glass; expanded baffles
in the roof pillars; extensive use of melt-on sound deadeners throughout the entire
lower body structure; and sound-absorbing material throughout LaCrosse’s engine,
passenger and cargo compartments.
IntelliLink and OnStar with 4G LTE
LaCrosse’s standard IntelliLink system gives customers the best of both worlds
when it comes to infotainment. It provides easy, intuitive operation of basic
functions, plus it is highly customizable and capable of linking devices such as
smartphones and MP3 players, giving users more ways of staying connected.
IntelliLink, which has been revised as a more intuitive feature for 2016, includes an
eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen that also serves as the display for the
standard rearview camera system and available navigation system, as well as the
controller for LaCrosse’s audio system. An available, premium Bose® Centerpoint®
audio surround system with 11 speakers is optimized for LaCrosse’s refined interior
Connectivity features include text messaging alerts for smartphone users with
Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s
speakers, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance
connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity, to help
keep phones safely stored and hands on the wheel.
In addition everything from navigation to phone to Pandora, IntelliLink is designed
to accommodate new features and is highly customizable. It incorporates natural
language voice recognition that allows customers to safely place calls, enter
destinations, browse media, play music and control other functions simply by telling
the vehicle what to do. The LaCrosse now has two USB ports in the 2016 models.
OnStar with 4G LTE and a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot also brings the LaCrosse’s
connectivity to a new level. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to
stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a
three-month/three-gigabyte data trial, after which the owner can purchase
additional data. Up to seven devices can connect with the Wi-Fi system.
4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than
3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of OnStar hardware. Paired
with OnStar, 4G LTE also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on
the same network and it’s easy to use because if the vehicle is on, the connection is
At the time of purchase, six months of OnStar Guidance includes all of OnStar’s
advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response
and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as turn-by-turn navigation.
Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing
owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate
the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also includes OnStar
Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of a vehicle’s engine, transmission,
anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a
diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer to simplify service scheduling.
Powerful, yet efficient
LaCrosse is offered with two efficient engines: the standard 3.6L V-6 rated at 304
horsepower (227 kW) and a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with eAssist light
electrification technology, rated at 182 horsepower (136 kW) and available on 1SB
and 1SL models. Each is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
LaCrosse with eAssist uses a lithium-ion battery system and electric motorgenerator to enable regenerative braking capability. Instead of providing all-electric
propulsion, the system provides power assistance to the internal combustion
engine. The eAssist system also allows the engine to shut down fuel delivery in
certain deceleration situations, or at a stop, which saves additional fuel.
A range of 17-, 18-, 19- and 20-inch tires, along with finely tuned chassis and
suspension elements, contribute to strong handling, while premium wheel designs
complement the driving experience with style. The 20-inch wheels are now
available on premium AWD models for 2016.
LaCrosse is also available with an advanced Haldex all-wheel-drive system with
electronic limited slip differential (eLSD) that automatically decides how to
distribute torque based on vehicle speed, throttle position and individual wheel slip.
It also contributes to a refined driving experience, with minimal torque transferred
to the rear wheels when all-wheel-drive traction isn’t required, for a quieter,
smoother ride.
Available on 3.6L front-wheel-drive models with 19- or 20-inch wheels is real-time
damping and Sport Mode Selectivity, which uses four electronically controlled
dampers to constantly “read” the road and make adjustments within milliseconds.
It also features Buick’s HiPer Strut front suspension, which enhances ride and
handling by reducing torque steer, delivering more linear and communicative
steering through improved camber control and delivering improved impact isolation
on bumps and rough surfaces.
Electric power steering is standard on models with the 2.4L engine, as well as 3.6Lequipped front-drive models. This technology helps save fuel by drawing energy
only when the wheels are turned. It also contributes to the LaCrosse’s driving
experience with variable assistance at different vehicle speeds.
Safety and security features
Radar- and camera-based safety features with carefully developed directional alerts
help LaCrosse drivers quickly identify potential crash situations so they can react.
These features are offered in two Driver Confidence packages:
 Driver Confidence 1 (available on 1SL, 1SP and 1SR) includes Forward
Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone
Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, following distance indicator, HID headlamps
with articulating headlamps, fog lamps and head-up display.
 Driver Confidence 2 (available on 1SP and 1SR) adds Collision Preparation
(with Collision Mitigation Braking), Full-Speed-Range Adaptive Cruise Control
and the Safety Alert Seat.
Collision Mitigation Braking can intervene in certain crash-imminent situations,
automatically triggering emergency braking if the driver fails to respond to a
previous alert. The Safety Alert Seat vibrates on the left or right side, or both sides
simultaneously, depending on the direction of the crash threat.
Lane Change Alert warns the driver of fast-approaching vehicles in the next lane
that are up to 230 feet behind the car. Additional safety features include a standard
rearview camera system, eight standard air bags – including rear-seat thorax air
bags – StabiliTrak, traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and
intelligent brake assist.
Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs,
luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient
performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury
models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at
www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instragram, on Pinterest or at
Nick Richards
Buick Communications
[email protected]
Body style / driveline:
EPA vehicle class:
Manufacturing location:
Key competitors:
Buick LaCrosse FWD & AWD
front-drive/all-wheel-drive, front-engine, four-door, fivepassenger sedan
midsize sedan
Fairfax (Kan.) Assembly
Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ, Toyota Avalon
Displacement (cu in / cc):
Bore & stroke (in / mm):
Block material:
Cylinder head material:
Ignition system:
Fuel delivery:
Compression ratio:
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
Recommended fuel:
Emissions controls:
EPA-estimated fuel economy
(city / hwy):
Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4
145 / 2384
3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98
precision sand-cast aluminum
cast aluminum
DOHC with four valves per
cylinder; continuously
variable valve timing
individual coil-on-plug
direct injection and electronic
throttle control
182 / 136 @ 6700
(SAE certified)
172 / 233 @ 4900
(SAE certified)
regular unleaded
close-coupled, catalytic
converter; continuously
variable valve timing; positive
crankcase ventilation
evaporative system;
supplemental air injection
25 / 36
3.6L V-6 VVT DI
217 / 3564
3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
cast aluminum
cast aluminum
DOHC with four valves per
cylinder; continuously
variable valve timing
individual coil-on-plug;
individual cylinder knock
direct injection and electronic
throttle control
304 / 227 @ 6800
(SAE certified)
264 / 358 @ 5300
(SAE certified)
regular unleaded or E85 (E85
capability not available in
California and Northeast
states with PZEV emissions)
dual close-coupled catalysts
and single underfloor catalyst;
variable valve timing,
evaporative system
18 / 28 (FWD)
17 / 26 (AWD)
Gear ratios: (:1):
Final drive ratio:
Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed
2.4L four-cylinder
Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed
3.6L V-6
Electric Drive System (for 2.4L eAssist)
Maximum electric generating
Maximum electric motor torque
Maximum electric motor torque
(electric assist):
Maximum electric motor power
(electric assist):
Lithium-ion battery:
belt-driven, liquid-cooled motor/generator unit and lithium-ion
battery system; air-cooled power electronics and battery pack
15 kW @ 1570-3180 rpm
110 lb-ft / 150 Nm
79 lb-ft / 107 Nm @ 1,000 rpm
15 hp / 11.2 kW @ 1,000-2,200 rpm
115V, 0.5-kWh, 15 kW peak power
Chassis / Suspension
Suspension (front):
Suspension (rear):
Steering type:
Steering ratio:
Steering wheel turns, lock-tolock:
Turning circle (ft / m):
MacPherson strut coil-over-spring; twin-tube dampers with
gas-charged valving; hollow direct-acting stabilizer bar
(eAssist and 3.6L FWD with 17- or 18-inch wheels/AWD 19-or20-inch wheels);
HiPer Strut coil-over-spring; twin-tube dampers with gascharged valving; hollow direct-acting stabilizer bar; real-time
damping and Sport Mode Selectivity (3.6L FWD with 19-inch
or 20-inch wheels)
four-link (eAssist and 3.6L FWD with 17- or 18-inch wheels);
H-arm (3.6L AWD); H-arm with real-time damping and Sport
Mode Selectivity (3.6L FWD with 19- or 20-inch wheels)
electric variable-effort power steering (eAssist and FWD V-6);
power variable-effort: (AWD models)
36.8 / 11.2 (eAssist); 38.8 / 11.75
Rotor diameter x thickness
(in / mm):
split, dual-circuit four-wheel-disc with power assist
V-6: front: 12.6 x 1.2 / 321 x 30 (vented)
rear: 12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23 (vented)
eAssist: front: 11.7 x 1.2 / 296 x 30 (vented)
rear: 11.5 x 0.47 / 292 x 12 (solid)
Wheels / Tires
Wheel size and type:
17-in machined alloy (std w/ eAssist and V6 engine on 1SV)
18-in machine-faced alloy, painted (std on 1SB, 1SL with 3.6L;
opt on eAssist in non-PZEV states)
19-in painted, machined alloy (std on 1SL, 1SP AWD V-6)
19-in painted alloy (std on 1SP FWD V-6,
20-inch machine-faced aluminum (available on AWD Premium
20-inch aluminum (std on Premium II 1SR)
P235/50R17 low rolling-resistance all-season
P235/50R18 all-season
P245/45R19 all-season
P245/40R20 all-season
Wheelbase (in / mm):
Overall length (in / mm):
Overall width (in / mm):
Overall height (in / mm):
Track (in / mm):
Curb weight (lb / kg):
111.7 / 2837
197 / 5001
73.1 / 1857
59.2 / 1504
front: 61.7 / 1567
rear: 62 / 1575
3757 / 1704 (2.4L)
3895 / 1767 (3.6L FWD)
4140 / 1878 (3.6L AWD)
Seating capacity:
Headroom (in / mm):
Legroom (in / mm):
Shoulder room (in / mm):
Hip room (in / mm):
front: 38 / 965
rear: 37.3 / 947
front: 41.7 / 1059
rear: 40.5 / 1029
front: 57.4 / 1459
rear: 56 / 1423
front: 55.2 / 1402
rear: 53.9 / 1369
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):
Passenger volume (cu ft / L):
Cargo volume (cu ft / L):
Trailer towing maximum
(lb / kg):
Fuel capacity (gal / L):
Engine oil (qt / L):
Cooling system ( qt / L):
99 / 2805
101.7 / 2878
10.8 / 306 (2.4L)
13.3 / 376 (3.6L)
1000 / 454 (3.6L)
16.6 / 62.8 (2.4L)
18.5 / 70 (3.6L FWD)
19.5 / 74 (3.6L AWD)
5 / 4.7 (2.4L)
5.5 / 5.2 (3.6L)
9.6 /12 (2.4L)
7.6 / 7.2 (3.6L)
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication. Please visit http://media.gm.com for updates.