The Buick LaCrosse enters its next-generation with this 2017 model.
It's more quiet than before, a characteristic that stood out during my testing.
The new sheet metal is more muscular than before with a very well-defined shoulder.
Pricing ranges between about $33,000 for a base model to just below $49,000 for a fully loaded Premium tier model.
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 310 horsepower.
This example is also equipped with a handling package that includes 20-inch wheels, adaptive dampers and Buick's HiPer Strut front suspension.
HID headlamps are standard. The LaCrosse features a very high level of standard features.
The quiet cabin is home to the optional Bose audio system and the standard IntelliLink infotainment stack.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, which makes the onboard navigation a skippable option for many drivers.
Fuel economy is likely the LaCrosse's Achilles' Heel. I only averaged around 20 miles per gallon despite a light foot and much highway driving.