2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

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2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

Combining European styling with modern luxury touches and excellent fuel economy, all of Buick’s new and redesigned nameplates are largely unrecognizable from the dated brand most Americans still remember. Stodgy and mild no longer have a place in the Buick vocabulary, and, arguably, there is no better example of that than with the new LaCrosse.

When the LaCrosse received a major overhaul in 2009, it was billed as the first car of a new generation of Buicks that were meant to attract a younger buyer-meaning 40 and 50 year olds. For the most part the strategy has succeeded and with the addition of both the new Verano and Regal to the lineup as well as the continued success of the Enclave, Buick’s efforts have been rewarded with incredible double digit sales growth in the last year alone.

For 2012, the LaCrosse has received some major tweaks meant to further increase its appeal to younger buyers, the biggest of which are a brand new eAssist powertrain-providing excellent mileage for a luxury car in this class-as well as a touchscreen infotainment system with good smartphone integration.

The 2012 LaCrosse is an excellent choice for luxury shoppers seeking fuel economy and value. Yes it has a few foibles, but they are by no means dealbreakers-especially among the car’s target market. [read the entire review @ AutoTrader.com]