2012 Buick LaCrosse Values
Select a 2012 Buick LaCrosse trim level
2012 model year changes
The Buick LaCrosse receives some notable updates for 2012. Among them, CX, CXL and CXS trim levels of years past have been replaced by large option packages: Base, Convenience Group, Leather Group, Premium I Group, Premium II Group, Premium III Group and Touring Group. The 182-hp 2.4L Ecotec 4-cylinder now has standard eAssist, a 15-horsepower electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack that improves fuel economy over last year's engine by 25 percent--now rated at 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Also, Buick's 280-hp 3.6L V6 has been replaced on Premium II, III and Touring front-wheel-drive models by a 303-hp 3.6L V6 sourced from the Chevy Camaro. All-wheel-drive versions of the Leather and Premium I LaCrosse also feature that engine as standard. It can be ordered on Base, Convenience, Leather and Premium I as a no-cost option.
Attractive styling; attractive, well-designed interior; upscale ride and refinement; powerful V6 engine available; good value
Special features for 2012
The 2012 Buick LaCrosse has both style and attitude, with a curvy, bold look and advanced interior design. Ride, handling and overall refinement are up to world-class standards. From behind the wheel, the LaCrosse stands on the same high ground in terms of features and the driving experience, as many luxury-brand cars, yet it costs thousands less. CX models start below $30,000, but CXS models, fully loaded with tech features can rise above the $40,000 mark.