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Fireball Tim Reviews the 2014 Buick LaCrosse


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2014 Buick LaCrosse



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By Fireball Tim Lawrence


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2014 Buick LaCrosse

HOLLYWOOD USA - June 18, 2014: I’m excited for Buick as you know. Since the success of Cadillac’s re-branding and new vision, Buick has set out to the the same thing. Although not in full swing yet, the 2014 BUICK LACROSSE is an awesome piece of stylized machinery. A week in this car and you can see the positive nature to which Buick is headed.

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2014 Buick LaCrosse

Now, this car isn’t for everyone but a select type of person who wants unique luxury and doesn’t want to spend $100K. At less than half that, you’ll be getting a great design both in and out, 304hp, 28mpg/hwy and a tank that holds 18 gallons. The room inside is for the big man, no problem, but it feels ergonomically cozy and all trims are top quality.

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2014 Buick LaCrosse

Although the design elements are consistently cool, the nature of this car is pretty elegant. It’s not hoyty-toyty in any way, and you’d feel comfortable driving it to the beach with your coffee, grocery shopping or just a short jaunt to the Academy Awards if you’re into that. Otherwise, there isn’t a place this car couldn’t go. Mine came with everything in the White Diamond Tricoat and Cocoa Interior (Pretty sure they knew they’d get a positive vote when they sent me the chocolate version) and the 3.6L V6 was up and adam with no delay. Plus, the car was quiet as all hell in between my blasts of Alter Bridge and Puddle of Mudd.

FAST FACT? Globaly, LaCrosse sales have exceeded 618,000 since 2009, so peeps are diggin this ride, plus it’s won a bunch of awards. Nice.

Only… still don’t know what LaCrosse actually means other than the sport. So, if you like consistency and you like the sport, Bob’s Your Uncle. Otherwise, my guess is that it’s some sort of French Pastry that you can only get from a small patisserie in the south of France. Thinks it’s called Louie LaCrosse’s Patisserie Chocolat. I’d google that before you actually cross the pond, though.

All in all, the 2014 LaCrosse is a world class car without the world class price tag. Get it in red or black. Badass…

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