Buick’s 2007 lacrosse review is a roomy front-wheel drive near-luxury sedan that’s built on traditional values. It has a comfortable ride, an exceptionally quiet interior and controls that are simple to use. It’s also priced lower than most of its Japanese and European rivals.
The 2007 LaCrosse enters a very competitive class of mid-size luxury family sedans. This class is a battleground, with German engineering and South Korean value duking it out for the attention of Middle America’s car buyers. This competition is handing Buick’s prestigious nameplate some pretty stiff challenges.
Despite its size, the LaCrosse feels agile and composed on a highway run. It also rides well over a rough road, though the ride can feel a bit squishy on a twisty stretch. It doesn’t have a lot of sporty character on a backroad either, with numb steering and body roll that can make the supposedly sporting CXS model seem a little stodgy.
The standard 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 is conservatively designed and has a solid track record of reliability. The available 240-horsepower Super trim uses a more powerful version of the same engine. All three models offer a variety of features, including traction control, power windows and seats, remote vehicle start and OnStar services. A rearview camera is optional.
While the LaCrosse has largely escaped major recalls, it did suffer from issues with the door lock actuator, which caused the doors to become stuck closed in certain conditions. The 2005 and 2006 models were also susceptible to a problem with the low-beam headlights, which could cause them to flicker or go out completely. These problems should be addressed by a dealer as soon as possible.