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2007 Buick LaCrosse

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2007 Buick LaCrosse Review

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The LaCrosse finds itself surrounded by an ever-increasing field of sporty and capable competitors. It has not been the smash success for which Buick was hoping, and the division has had to reconfigure its midsize sedan by offering a wider range of features, as well as more competitive pricing. On paper, the LaCrosse appears equal to such market heavyweights as the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord, matching them in power, features and interior volume. Unfortunately, the LaCrosse's conservative styling hampers its ability to lure foreign car converts and younger buyers, a situation likely to become even more dire with the arrival of the very attractive new Chrysler Sebring.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a comfortable family sedan with good power, subtle style and a clean interior, the LaCrosse should be at the top of your list. The performance-oriented CXS is a fairly plush four-door with a Cadillac-derived V6 featuring variable valve timing for improved fuel economy and power.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Though handsome, the LaCrosse breaks no new ground in the area of styling or interior advancement. Rear-seat headroom is still a bit tight for taller passengers, and driving enthusiasts will probably not find much to like outside of the stable ride and adequate cornering ability.

What's Significant About This Car?

A tire pressure monitoring system becomes standard on all models, as does a revised instrument cluster with red pointer gauges. New features available for 2007 include the OnStar Directions and Connections system, heated cloth front seats, 17-inch, 12-spoke wheels (CXS) and four new exterior colors.

Driving the LaCrosse

Driving Impressions The LaCrosse benefits greatly from a stiffer chassis and a driver-friendly suspension setup. The 3.8-liter V6 in the CX and CXL is a strong performer, but under hard acceleration sounds...

awfully rowdy. The 3.6-liter is a much better fit. It has terrific low-end power reserves, is smooth, quiet and responsive and is altogether an example of what a modern engine should be. The LaCrosse feels confident at all speeds, and though it won't appeal to driving enthusiasts, the every-day driver will find the car's precise steering and firm suspension quite satisfying. From the driver's seat, you'll find the gauges and audio controls to be intelligently arranged and well marked for both day and night driving.

Remote Starter
The optional factory-installed remote starter lets you start the car from as far away as 500 feet.

Heated Seats
Optional heated seats are a welcome feature for those who live in colder climates.

2007 Buick LaCrosse Details
Interior

The LaCrosse's interior shows a clear change of direction for Buick, with an emphasis on quality, design and comfort. The dash and instrument cluster are leaps and bounds above the hard, bland plastics found in previous Buick sedans, and the control knobs show an attention to detail worthy of the Buick name. Firm foam seats are covered in tasteful cloth or optional leather. The LaCrosse is available in six- or five-passenger versions—the former has a column shifter, the latter a console-mounted shifter. It's a shame Buick limits the interior color choices to beige, black and gray; this is one sedan that could really shine with a few bold interior color schemes.

Exterior
2007 Buick LaCrosse photo

The LaCrosse's sheetmetal is clean and streamlined and in no way offensive. With a rear end bearing a striking resemblance to the former Ford Taurus and a front fascia appearing more Lexus than Buick, it's difficult to pinpoint the LaCrosse's intended audience. Despite its deja-vu styling, the LaCrosse should still be able to satisfy most Buick loyalists.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The LaCrosse CX trim includes a four-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), air conditioning, OnStar, side-curtain airbags, power locks, power windows, tire pressure monitoring system, rear defroster, keyless entry, power trunk release, dual power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, cruise control, six-way power driver's seat, tilt wheel and full wheel covers. The CXL adds dual-zone automatic climate control, Driver Information Center, power driver's lumbar support, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and alloy wheels. The CXS has a 240-horsepower 3.6-liter engine, 17-inch alloy wheels and a stiffer suspension.

Optional Equipment

Options include a power moonroof, six-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, MP3 audio, XM Satellite Radio, rear spoiler, remote start and StabiliTrak stability control (CXS).

Under the Hood

As the LaCrosse is not intended to be sports car, most drivers will find the base engine more than adequate for daily commutes. The 240-horsepower V6 in the CXS delivers more power, smoother operation and superior performance with only a minimal penalty in fuel economy, but costs quite a bit more.

3.8-liter V6
200 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
230 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/30

3.6-liter V6
240 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
225 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27

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2007 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 292 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Comfy, sporty, quiet, responsive, fun to drive

By on Monday, November 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, quickly responsive in all areas"

Cons: "needs auto windshield wipers"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the ninth Buick I've owned, and the best ever. It is comfortable yet intuitively responsive. I've ridden in vehicles costing twice as much yet for what? This has everything you want."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very dated styling but great ride and reliability

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth ride, quiet ride, reasonable gas mileage"

Cons: "Dated syling."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"While its appearance was dated when the car was new, it has all the ride qualities that has made Buick popular, especially with older folks like me. Very smooth and quiet ride. Gets nearly 30 mph on open road and a little over 22 in suburban driving. Rear seat space is larger in newer models, but solidly adequate."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

In my Top 5 of 30 New Cars owned

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid, reliable and comfortable transportation."

Cons: "Can't get all the features I want in any one car."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"As a USAF pilot with a wife and 3 children with 22 years of service. I needed 2 new car with no warranty or reliability problems every 2 years. I've owned Mercury, Dodge, Rambler, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac. My wife loved the Cadillacs and I preferred Buicks and one Mercury. This is based on experience under some extreme situations such as living overseas for 5 years on 3 Continents. I'm 80 years old. I have owned an automobile for 61 years and owned many used autos."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Electronics....

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Car would start, then die instantly. Heated seats quit working. Heater fan quits intermitantly. Good Mileage. Great ride comfort. Excellent torque & power."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Friday, August 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth ride, comfortable, simple interior, roomy"

Cons: "blind spots"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been the most dependable, most comfortable car I've ever owned. Over 200,000 miles and going strong. Wish it would last forever! The car just floats going down the road. Average 26-31 mpg. I will definitely be buying another Buick."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Great vehicle!

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rides/handles great, comfortable, good gas mileage"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is one of the most comfortable and smooth-riding vehicles that I have owned. Looks classy and is great on gas."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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