2013 Buick LaCrosse Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$31,660-$39,240
$30,394-$37,670
18 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Standard Buick IntelliLink color touch-screen radio with Bluetooth
  • Electric steering added to vehicles with V-6 engine
  • Optional HID headlights gain blue Buick surround rings
  • Additional colors: Mocha Bronze, Champagne Silver and Atlantis Blue

Exterior Features
The 2013 LaCrosse is equipped with standard active grille shutters, underbody panels, and low-rolling-resistance tires to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy, Buick says. With the standard eAssist powertrain, the trunk measures just 11.4 cubic feet. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine provide 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Interior Features
The standard Buick IntelliLink premium color touch-screen radio includes smartphone integration via Bluetooth or USB port, Internet audio streaming from Pandora and Stitcher, and is newly compatible with the LaCrosse's optional navigation system. Additional standard features on the 2013 LaCrosse include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated exterior mirrors, remote engine starting, and a Homelink universal remote.

Optional Features
Upgrade trim levels include leather seats, heated front seats, power front-passenger's seat, rear park assist, reversing camera, and more. The LaCrosse Premium I trim options include perforated leather, ventilated front seats, passive entry, push-button start, rear window sunshade, and a leather-and-wood steering wheel. The LaCrosse Premium II trim options include a Harman Kardon premium surround-sound system, 18-inch chrome wheels, and HiPer strut front suspension. The LaCrosse Touring is the top-of-the-line trim, and may be equipped with 19-inch machined-face wheels and a continuously variable damping suspension with Sport mode. A Driver Confidence package adds side blind-zone alert, head-up display, articulating HID headlights, and a navigation system.

Under the Hood
The LaCrosse's standard eAssist mild hybrid powertrain combines a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a small electric assist motor and a Lithium-ion battery. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers 182 combined horsepower to the front wheels. The eAssist powertrain is standard on base and Leather trims.

Premium and Touring trims are equipped with a direct-injection, 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which is optional on the base and Leather variants. A 6-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is an option on Leather and Premium I trim levels equipped with a V-6 engine.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse are:
  • LaCrosse with eAssist: 25/36/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • LaCrosse with V-6 engine and FWD: 17/27/21 mpg
  • LaCrosse with V-6 engine and AWD: To be determined

Safety
Each Buick LaCrosse is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and 6 months of free OnStar service with automatic crash notification. Rear park assist and a reversing camera are standard on all trims except the base model, and a side blind-zone alert system is available on the LaCrosse Touring trim. Optional are rear-seat side-impact air bags.

The 2013 LaCrosse received an overall crash-test rating of 5 (out of 5) stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Buick LaCrosse had not been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when this overview was written.

What's New for 2013:

  • Standard Buick IntelliLink color touch-screen radio with Bluetooth
  • Electric steering added to vehicles with V-6 engine
  • Optional HID headlights gain blue Buick surround rings
  • Additional colors: Mocha Bronze, Champagne Silver and Atlantis Blue

Exterior Features
The 2013 LaCrosse is equipped with standard active grille shutters, underbody panels, and low-rolling-resistance tires to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy, Buick says. With the standard eAssist powertrain, the trunk measures just 11.4 cubic feet. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine provide 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Interior Features
The standard Buick IntelliLink premium color touch-screen radio includes smartphone integration via Bluetooth or USB port, Internet audio streaming from Pandora and Stitcher, and is newly compatible with the LaCrosse's optional navigation system. Additional standard features on the 2013 LaCrosse include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated exterior mirrors, remote engine starting, and a Homelink universal remote.

Optional Features
Upgrade trim levels include leather seats, heated front seats, power front-passenger's seat, rear park assist, reversing camera, and more. The LaCrosse Premium I trim options include perforated leather, ventilated front seats, passive entry, push-button start, rear window sunshade, and a leather-and-wood steering wheel. The LaCrosse Premium II trim options include a Harman Kardon premium surround-sound system, 18-inch chrome wheels, and HiPer strut front suspension. The LaCrosse Touring is the top-of-the-line trim, and may be equipped with 19-inch machined-face wheels and a continuously variable damping suspension with Sport mode. A Driver Confidence package adds side blind-zone alert, head-up display, articulating HID headlights, and a navigation system.

Under the Hood
The LaCrosse's standard eAssist mild hybrid powertrain combines a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a small electric assist motor and a Lithium-ion battery. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers 182 combined horsepower to the front wheels. The eAssist powertrain is standard on base and Leather trims.

Premium and Touring trims are equipped with a direct-injection, 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which is optional on the base and Leather variants. A 6-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is an option on Leather and Premium I trim levels equipped with a V-6 engine.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse are:
  • LaCrosse with eAssist: 25/36/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • LaCrosse with V-6 engine and FWD: 17/27/21 mpg
  • LaCrosse with V-6 engine and AWD: To be determined

Safety
Each Buick LaCrosse is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and 6 months of free OnStar service with automatic crash notification. Rear park assist and a reversing camera are standard on all trims except the base model, and a side blind-zone alert system is available on the LaCrosse Touring trim. Optional are rear-seat side-impact air bags.

The 2013 LaCrosse received an overall crash-test rating of 5 (out of 5) stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Buick LaCrosse had not been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when this overview was written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Base (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 31660.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name Leather (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 33870.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name Premium 1 (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 35285.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name Premium 2 (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 36705.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name Touring (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 39240.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name Leather (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 36035.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name Premium 1 (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 37460.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with seatback map pockets
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power lumbar
  • Seat adjuster, passenger, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical
  • Seat, rear split-folding
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
  • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable (up/down)
  • Floor mats, carpeted front with anchors
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear
  • Sill plates, front, bright
  • QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic, manual
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped, 4-spoke
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Compass display
  • Display, driver instrument information enhanced, multi-color
  • Personalization features includes driver memory, 2 specific Remote Keyless Entry FOB controls for the driver identification greeting, audio system settings, station presets, content theft, automatic door locks, activation verification, perimeter lighting, delayed locking and (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (if equipped) (Does not include (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist.)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up/Down
  • Windows, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
  • Windows, power, rear with Express-Down
  • Retained accessory power power windows, audio system and sunroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control
  • Theft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entry
  • Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Air vents, rear, heating/cooling
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Air filtration system with Charcoal filter
  • Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
  • Cup holders, 2 front console, covered, 2 rear armrest
  • Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-vol
  • Power outlet, rear auxiliary, 12-volt
  • Armrest, rear center with 2 integral cup holders
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Console, floor, front with sliding armrest and multi-level storage
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with coat hooks on rear passenger assist handles
  • Lighting, custom interior front and rear reading, front and rear door and console Ice Blue ambient lighting, front foot well, puddle lights and instrument panel light pipe
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Brake, parking, electronic
  • Cargo net
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed seating
  • Memory settings includes "presets" for 2 drivers, 8-way power driver/passenger seat with easy exit driver seat and outside mirrors
  • Seat, ventilated driver
  • Seat, ventilated passenger, front
  • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Steering wheel leather and wood grain, heated, 4-spoke
  • Personalization features includes driver memory, 2 specific Remote Keyless Entry FOB controls for the driver identification greeting, audio system settings, station presets, content theft, automatic door locks, activation verification, perimeter lighting, delayed locking and (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (if equipped)
  • E-Z Key Passive Entry System, extended range with (BTM) keyless start and automatic door lock/unlock features
  • Sunshade, power, rear
  • Power outlet, 110-volt
  • Head-Up Display
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) machined alloy
  • Tires, P235/50R17 all-season, blackwall (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Tire repair kit (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine.)
  • Moldings, bodyside, bright
  • Grille, chrome waterfall
  • Shutters, front lower grille, active (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Lamps, rear stop tail, LED
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual folding
  • Windshield, solar absorbing
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield
  • Wipers, front intermittent, structure-less wiper blades
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome strips
  • Spoiler, rear body-color, decklid (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine or (SB2) Rear spoiler, LPO)
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) machined alloy (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Fog lamps, front halogen with projector technology
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and driver-side memory and auto-dimming feature
  • 18" Painted Alloy Wheel (May be substituted for (PW2) 18" alloy wheels through November production)
  • Tires, P235/50R18 V-rated all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare, 17" (43.2 cm) includes steel wheel and jack kit
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) chrome-plated
  • Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) 9-spoke painted, machined alloy
  • Tires, P245/40R19 all-season, blackwall
  • Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon projector lamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting, flash-to-pass feature automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
  • Headlamps, articulating
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder DI (Direct Injection), 4-cylinder with eAssist technology includes (MHH) 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission, (FXJ) 2.64 final drive ratio axle, (KY2) 120 amp alternator, (TM7) heavy-duty 438 cold-cranking amp battery, (NWM) single-outlet hidden exhaust, (J60) 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, (Q05) 17" machined alloy wheels with (RAF) P235/50R17 all-season low rolling resistance tires, (T43) rear body-color spoiler, (VRI) front lower active grille shutters and underbody aero panels (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine.)
  • Axle, 2.64 final drive ratio (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Driver Shift Controls, tap-up/-tap-down
  • Drivetrain, front wheel drive
  • Battery, 60AH, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 438 cold-cranking amps (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine.)
  • Alternator, 120 amps (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine.)
  • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
  • Suspension, rear 4-link
  • Steering, power, nonvariable ratio, electric (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel with hidden turned down tip (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT with E85 capability (303 hp [226.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 264 lb-ft or torque [356.4 N-m] @ 5300 rpm) (E85 FlexFuel capability is not available in CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT and WA)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control
  • Axle, 2.77 final drive ratio
  • Battery, 70AH, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 512 coldcranking amps
  • Alternator, 150 amps (Included and only available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • Steering, power
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with bright tips integrated in fascia
  • Suspension, front, HiPer Strut
  • Sport Mode Selectivity
  • Chassis continuously variable real time damping
  • Suspension, rear H-arm
  • Differential, electronic limited slip
  • Drivetrain, all wheel drive
  • Steering, power, variable effort
PACKAGE
  • Comfort and Convenience Package #1 includes (DD8) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, (APG) driver 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster, (BTV) remote vehicle starter system and (UG1) Universal Home Remote
  • Comfort and Convenience Package #2 includes (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (UD7) Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, (A45) memory settings and (DLG) outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and driver-side memory and auto-dimming feature
  • Leather Package includes (KA1) heated driver and passenger front seat, leather-appointed seats, (AG2) front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster, (T3U) front halogen fog lamps with projector technology
  • Luxury Package includes (NR5) leather and wood grain heated steering wheel, (KU1) driver ventilated seat, (KU3) front passenger ventilated seat, perforated leather-appointed seating, (DB3) power rear sunshade, (ATH) E-Z Key Passive Entry System and (BTM) keyless start
  • Sport Package includes (GNB) HiPer Strut front suspension
  • Entertainment Package includes (UQA) harman/kardon 384-watt 11-speaker 5.1 Matrix surround system and (KI6) 110V power outle
  • Driver Confidence Package includes (UFT) Side Blind Zone Alert, (T4F) Xenon High-intensity Discharge (HID) articulating headlamps and (UV6) Head- Up Display
  • Touring Package includes (Q70) 19" (48.3 cm) 9-spoke painted, machined alloy wheels, (RP2) P245/40R19 all-season, blackwall tires, (GNE) rear H-arm suspension, (F45) chassis continuously variable real time damping and Sport Mode Selectivity
SAFETY
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist (Not available with (LFX) 3.6L E85 capable V6 engine)
  • StabiliTrak stability control system with Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, switchable
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics,Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Door locks, child security, rear, electrical
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Horn, dual-note high and low
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 CD player USB and AUX port, IntelliLink with 8" color LED touch screen display, MP3/WMA playback
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
  • Audio system feature, premium 7-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, USB port with iPod connectivity
  • Antenna, integral rear, roof-mounted, body-color
  • Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeable
  • Audio system feature, Harman/Kardon 384-watt 11-speaker 5.1 Matrix surround system
  • Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo, single CD player and MP3 player with navigation, IntelliLink with 8" diagonal touch-screen display, GPS navigation system, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack

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