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2017 Buick LaCrosse is a sleek traditional sedan

Buick's newest and largest sedan isn't just its best, it's also its prettiest.

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Chris Paukert

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The new LaCrosse is at once familiar looking and all-new. This is a good thing.

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We don't see many sedans of this scale on the road anymore.

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The LaCrosse is nearly 200 inches long, and rides atop a wheelbase of 114.4 inches.

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The new wingform grille adapted from Buick's very successful recent concept cars looks good hear.

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Dramatic taillights emphasize the design's width.

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From this rear three-quarter vantage, you can see how the Sweep Spear side contouring gives the rear of the car substantial haunches.

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Silver paint shows off the sheetmetal's contours well.

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Here's your first look at the LaCrosse's very comfy interior.

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The dashboard is laden with soft-touch materials and real stitching.

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The 3.6-liter V-6 may share its displacement with last year's engine, but it's all new.

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20-inch wheels are an option, 18-inch units are standard.

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HID headlamps are standard, with some upper-trim models receiving a dynamic-cornering function.

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Larger 20-inch wheels are paired with a more sophisticated front suspension geometry.

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Headlamps are nicely detailed.

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Buick's trademark VentiPorts are here, albeit meekly. They're non-functional and they could probably disappear without really affecting the design.

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