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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 New for 2007

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 307 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
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Huge Bang For Your Buck! Fantastic Car!

By on Monday, May 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quiet, Comfortable and Affordable"

Cons: "None yet"

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

Luxury! American Cars Rock on Their Interiors

"I just purchased a 2005 LaCrosse, one owner and 35K. The comfort, quiet and handling are superb! I like the fact that it doesn't have the GPS, Back-Up camera and DVD player. The car has all of the bells and whistles I need. I previously owned a Subaru and a BMW and got very tired of all the expensive maintenance. I am looking forward to driving an American Car that has a timing chain and not a timing belt to worry about. I meticulously maintain my cars and look forward to getting at least 150K or more from this car."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Luxury! American Cars Rock on Their Interiors

Excellent car

By on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent ride and comfort."

Cons: "On Star Directions are not turn by turn"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This vehicle has excellent ride, tight fit, and noise reduction. It is a pleasure on trips, it has power in traffic, easy to park. It has been reliable. I have replaced the battery, tires, and I have replaced filters with K&N air, cabin and oil. I think this was the first step in Buick Styling. Again the fit and finish makes the cabin an Oasis."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

great driving and riding car quiet smooth

By on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "quiet, good power , very smooth ride."

Cons: "cup holder position"

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

"The car is very reliable very quiet even with over a 100,000 miles on it. Brakes wear well engine and transmission are great. No problems, drive train is still smooth powerful and very quiet. Interior is very durable and looks great even after 10 years use. I am looking to buy a new Buick because this one was so good."

14 people out of 22 found this review helpful

I like this vehicle except for the wide turns

By on Friday, September 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great price - great to drive"

Cons: "Turns are wide - large auto"

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

"I bought the car brand new - one driver. I like this car very much. No mechanical problems whatsoever replaced battery, Auto has 4 new best Goodyear tires - new brakes. The car has a very smooth ride - heavy - no bouncing around. Interior is very spacious and comfortable."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Fast, sleek, excellent styling and body lines.

By on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

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

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

"Engine is smooth,powerful, exterior and interior styling of this Lacrosse Super is eye catching and luxurious. This is truly an American effort at matching the German sedans. With the Northstar platform engine, it will push you back into your seat in an instant. The leather interior is equal to my BMW. Standard features were unexpected, such as heated seats, power seat for passenger and the remote start is very convenient on hot and cold days. XM radio capability is a nice touch. Everyone who rides with me is impressed and all are surprised as the performance is definitely not what they expected out of a Buick. It takes a while for the eco engine to shut down cylinders but on a trip to florida from La. I was averaging 29 mpg."

14 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Will hate to let it go.

By on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "size, comfort, value, performance, economy,"

Cons: "Handling and brake wear overtime."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Comfort, Value, Style, and Interior room my major reasons for purchase. And have not been disappointed. Performance has held up through the years. Have also enjoyed the interior features. A lot of highway miles for me. Decent city mileage. Good visibility and braking for safety. The only thing; the suspension and handling after 6-7th year of use noticeably changed. Though I've only done the minimum of maintenance. Mysterious Slate Grey color and finish has held up well over time. Though I just have a carport. Appears Dark Green or Dark Blue in different lighting. Always complimented upon by others. Wish I could trade up to another Buick!"

16 people out of 27 found this review helpful

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