CHANGES FOR 2013:
– Buick IntelliLink standard on all models.
– Buick signature blue ring added to the Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps.
– Electric power steering replaces hydraulic power steering on 3.6L V6 with front-wheel drive.
– Revised rearview mirror position to improve visibility.
– Passive entry chrome button on each door handle replaces capacitive touch pad.
– Paint changes: Mocha Bronze Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic added.
– Revised look to OnStar buttons.
– Trims replaced with options packages.
This handsomely styled, full-size luxury sedan features an elegant and high-quality interior. The 2.4L four-cylinder model has GM’s next-generation six-speed auto and eAssist mild-hybrid hardware – a belt-driven electric motor-generator that hangs off the front of the engine. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, the 2013 LaCrosse now includes standard IntelliLink smart phone interface and a signature blue ring with xenon headlights.
The LaCrosse lineup consists of the LaCrosse eAssist, with 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and electric motor, and the LaCrosse, with 3.6-litre V6. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission. The eAssist is front-wheel drive, while the V6 is available in front- or all-wheel drive.
Features on the LaCrosse eAssist include 2.4L four-cylinder engine with eAssist, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), OnStar, content theft alarm, electronic immobilizer, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, front-wheel drive, six-speed automatic transmission, remote vehicle starter, lower front grille active air shutters, automatic headlights, power heated mirrors, rear deck-lid spoiler, tire inflator kit, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cargo net, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, floor mats, eco gauge, driver information centre, TPMS, power locks, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescopic steering, leather wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth/cruise/audio controls, power windows with driver/front passenger auto-up/down and rear passenger auto-down, cloth seating, 4-way manual passenger seat, 8-way power driver seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seat, 7-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 premium audio with 8-inch display, Bluetooth phone connectivity and wireless audio streaming, Buick IntelliLink, satellite radio, and USB port.
Luxury Group 1SL adds fog lights, heated front seats, perforated leather seating surfaces, driver seat and mirror memory, body colour mirrors with integrated turn signals, auto-dimming rear view mirror, 8-way power passenger seat, rear parking assist, rear vision camera, and universal home remote.
Luxury Group 1SH adds (to 1SL) head-up display, bi-xenon HID headlights, and side blind zone alert.
Ultra Luxury Group 1SR adds (to 1SH) 3.6L V6 engine, 3-prong 120-volt power outlet, navigation, E-Z Key passive entry system, push button start, 11-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, power rear window sunshade, and 18-inch chrome wheels.
Ultra Luxury Group 1ST adds (to 1SR) continuously-variable real-time damping suspension with Sport mode selectivity and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
AWD Luxury Group 1SP adds (to LaCrosse eAssist) 3.6L V6 engine, Haldex all-wheel drive system, heated front seats, perforated leather seating surfaces, driver seat and mirror memory, body colour mirrors with integrated turn signals, auto-dimming rear view mirror, hydraulic power steering, compact spare tire, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
AWD Luxury Group 1SN adds head-up display, bi-xenon HID headlights, and side blind zone alert.