Tuesday, September 25, 2007

2008 Buick LaCrosse Review

An entry-level luxury mid-size sedan, the Buick LaCrosse received cosmetic and functional upgrades for 2008. With all models sporting front-wheel-drive and a 4-speed automatic transmission, the LaCrosse will be available in four trim levels, the CX, CXL, CXS, and the Super. Powertrains for the Buick LaCrosse will be a 3.8L V-6 delivering 200hp, 3.6L V-6 with variable valve timing offering 240hp, and a 300-hp 5.3-liter V8 available on the LaCrosse Super.

Interior styling received a makeover for 2008, and the LaCrosse deserves its place in the entry luxury segment. Sporting a new cowhide-wrapped wheel, intrusion proofing, cosmetics mirrors, XM Satellite radio, and air conditioning, the cabin of the LaCrosse is the place to be. The driver's envelope is well placed, to easily scan the instrument cluster, and to track only a short distance laterally to find radio and environmental controls.

Whether you opt for the CX, CXL, CXS, or the Super, the 2008 Buick LaCrosse tops the segment with standard safety features. Curtain side airbags, front driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a traction stability system buffer your passengers against injury. Safety accounted for, the LaCrosse responds gingerly to a tap on the accelerator, hugs the corners, and breezes to a safe stop using the best suspension and steering assemblies available.

In years past, Buick has originated some of the most inspiring designs ever to grace an automobile. No different now, the LaCrosse sports an esthetically pleasing waterfall grille and bright chrome trim. The whole package, from tail lights to front bumper, inside and out, the 2008 Buick LaCrosse projects a proud heritage of quality engineering and segment leading style.

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