- sedan 123,750
- below average 2,149
- 5,995 great
- Milbank, SD
- 2 years
- below average 2,149 sedan 123,750 gasoline gold automatic
2008 buick lacrosse review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Its styling is sophisticated and modern, yet conservative. Buick dug into its past for the super model name, last used in 1958. The super is distinguished by buick's trademark portholes and other styling cues. the lacrosse cx and cxl offer a soft ride, the kind traditionally associated with buick, but drivers may be surprised by the sportiness of the cxs and super, which offer precise steering and a relatively firm suspension with little body lean. A lacrosse cxs handles quite impressively on winding mountain roads and can carve through a canyon with the best of the midsize sedans. we found the v6 engines motor along smoothly and quietly on the freeway yet offer good power, growling enthusiastically under hard acceleration. The 3. 8-liter v6 that comes in the cxl is a reliable, cast-iron, overhead-valve engine that gets an epa-rated 17/28 mpg and delivers strong low-rpm torque for good acceleration in on crowded, low-revving american roads. The sportier cxs features a double overhead-cam engine that revs more freely and produces more horsepower, making the lacrosse more fun to drive while rating 17/25 mpg. The new super v8 turns this buick into a modern muscle car but is refined and quiet when cruising. The super is epa rated at 16/24 mpg. electronic features abound, making the lacrosse a safe, all-weather family car with nice conveniences. The base cx and the more luxurious cxl are powered by a 3. 8-liter overhead-valve v6 rated at 200 horsepower. The sportier cxs comes with a 3. 6-liter v6 with modern double overhead camshafts and variable valve timing that develops 240 horsepower. All models come standard with onstar hardware and a one-year subscription to onstar service. A comfort and convenience package for cx 495) adds heated front seats, power driver seat lumbar adjustment, and a split folding rear seat. Also available for cx are alloy wheels 350), chrome alloy wheels 650), a power sunroof 900), nine-speaker am/fm radio stereo with in-dash six-disc cd player 695), and a six-way power passenger seat 250). Five-passenger seating is standard, but six-passenger seating is available for cx and cxl 250). cxl 25,310) features leather upholstery, power lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, and alloy wheels. Options for cxl include a split folding rear seat 275) and p225/55r17 tires on chrome alloy wheels 750). cxs 27,310) comes with thicker anti-roll bars front and rear, split folding rear seat, fog lights, and p225/55r17 tires to go with the more powerful v6. The driver's confidence package 950) for cxl and cxs includes rear obstacle detection, heated power mirrors, six-way power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener and rear map lights. super 31,310) has the v8, as well as rear obstacle detection, six-way power passenger seat, heated power mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, rear spoiler, performance suspension, and p235/50r18 tires. safety features on all models include dual front airbags, head-protecting curtain side airbags, tire-pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes (abs) and traction control. Rear obstacle detection is available on some models and we recommend it because it could alert the driver to someone behind the car when backing up. Stabilitrak electronic stability control is standard on cxs and super and optional on cxl and we recommend it because it can help the driver maintain control. walkaroundthe lacrosse is unmistakably a buick, with its long nose, long slopes and simple body curves. for 2008, the waterfall grille grows in size to resemble that of the new buick enclave (a cue introduced on the 2004 buick velite show car). The hood and front fascia are slightly revised for 2008. at the rear, tiny rear side windows behind the c-pillars add some visual interest, while a discernible dent in the decklid ties the taillamps together and recalls the more adventurous surface development that characterized buicks of the early 1960s. A single, slender chrome spear decorates the doors. Xm satellite radio shares a single antenna with the standard onstar system. cx models can be identified by a grained, graphite-color finish on the rocker panels underneath the doors, while this panel is body color on other models. The body, door, and fender gaps are all noticeably smaller than on the previous regal and century models. And lacrosse's headlamps are said to be 35-percent brighter. to improve crash safety and reduce noise, buick uses generous amounts of expensive, high-strength steel, including steel reinforcements in the rocker panels, high-strength steel door beams, and a double-thick quiet steel floor pan and firewall. There's also an interlocking door latch system, a magnesium cross beam behind the instrument panel, another cross beam behind the rear seats, and structural foam in the front fenders. interiorthe lacrosse cabin is roomy and comfortable and exudes a look of quality. Interior quality and appearance are enhanced by reducing the number of individual trim pieces, which makes everything fit better and gives the cabin a richer, higher-grade look. the front bucket seats are comfortable with plentiful headroom and legroom. This is the standard lacrosse configuration and we prefer it: five-passenger seating with front bucket seats separated by a center console, and a leather-wrapped floor shifter. however, a six-passenger option is available for the cx and cxl that substitutes a front bench seat. The front bench seat is split 40/20/40 and has a flip-and-fold center back cushion that can be converted into a center console/armrest with a large storage bin and dual cup holders. The shifter is mounted to the steering column on six-passenger models. back-seat passengers will find the lacrosse comfortable. Rear-seat legroom is generous, thanks to a relatively long wheelbase of 110. 5 inches. We found that a 6-foot, 4-inch passenger can sit behind a 6-foot, 4-inch driver with plenty of room to spare. in front of the driver are three round instrument dials ringed in chrome and set into a deeply tunneled instrument panel. The instrument graphics light up in blue in the super model. It's all very nicely presented, and relatively sporty looking. the center stack is finished a mica-flecked flat black. On the super model it's finished in silver. The trip computer and driver information center are easy to put through their menus. However, the information panel is so glossy that we found it hard to read in early morning or late afternoon light. The dashboard is decorated in a light woodgrain pattern. Super models have a darker woodgrain. Super models also get unique floormats, metal sill plates, and a seat insert pattern called dreamweave. buick applied its quiet tuning treatment to reduce noise throughout the car. Quiet tuning uses specially engineered parts and adds sound insulation in the engine, on the firewall, under the toeboard, inside the wheelwells and in the roof. It's a school of thinking that makes lacrosse one of the quietest cars in the class. onstar, xm satellite radio, and a remote starting system that will work from up to 500 feet away make the lacrosse a pleasure to live with. the trunk has a ge.
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