If you’re looking for modern styling, elegant finesse, and impressive connectivity, you’ll find it in the 2018 Buick Lacrosse. When it comes to luxury, this full-size sedan exceeds the expectations of drivers and critics alike. With plenty of customization options to please any driver, the 2018 Buick Lacrosse is certainly a full-size luxury sedan to consider.
Premium Customization in 5 Luxurious Trims
One of the best features of the 2018 Buick Lacrosse is that it offers drivers an impressive number of customization options available across its five unique trims. These five trims allow drivers to choose the ultimate in luxury, connectivity, and safety features. Drivers looking for luxurious features that won’t break the bank will enjoy the standard Lacrosse trim, while the Avenir trim exceeds expectations for drivers seeking the most premium of features. Below are the five available trims for the 2018 Buick Lacrosse listed in order of price from lowest to highest.
Starting Price: $29,565 Standard Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder with eAssist light electrification technology
This is the basic trim level for the 2018 Buick Lacrosse, and its surprisingly low MSRP comes standard with an abundance of entertainment and safety technology, as well as several comfort and convenience features.
For entertainment technology, an 8-inch color touchscreen is included for use with the Buick Infotainment System – this is a luxurious feature compared to others in its class that typically come standard with a smaller sized touchscreen display. For safety, drivers can feel confident with standard features like LED daytime running lamps, the StabiliTrak traction control system, a full airbag system, rear park assist, and a rearview camera.
For additional comfort and convenience, the Lacrosse trim also includes 8-way power adjustable seats for the driver and passenger, a 4G LTE WIFI hotspot, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Starting Price: $33,670 Standard Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder with eAssist light electrification technology
The Preferred trim comes standard with everything the Lacrosse trim includes plus, a Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel, a convenient cargo net, and a 3-month trial of SiriusXM. As an additional safety feature, this trim level also comes standard with an Emergency Tool Kit. Other than the above features, more upgrades are available with the Preferred trim, but at an additional cost. These features include the upgrade to a 3.6L V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, a dual-outlet stainless steel exhaust, the All-Weather Protection Package, the Buick Interior Protection Package, and the Winter/Summer Floor Mat Package.
It is important to note that many of the features above that are available at an additional cost (and much more) come standard with the trim levels listed below.
Starting Price: $36,370 Standard Engine: 3.6L V6 engine, with 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Essence trim is where a plethora of additional lux features appear as standard, and consequently is one of the best trim levels for drivers looking to upgrade their 2018 Buick Lacrosse to meet their needs in terms of connectivity, safety, and convenience. These additional features include the upgraded 3.6L V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission as standard, heated driver and front passenger seats, leather-appointed seating, advanced memory settings for the driver’s seat and outside mirrors, HID articulating headlamps, heated/power-adjustable mirrors with LED indicators, and wireless charging.
The Essence trim also allows drivers to upgrade to many features available on the higher trim levels at an additional cost. This is a great option for drivers who are pleased with the selection of standard upgrades on the Essence trim, but may be interested in one or two available features on the Premium or Avenir trims.
Starting Price: $38,670 Standard Engine: 3.6L V6 engine, with 9-speed automatic transmission
With the Premium trim level, drivers can enjoy a few incredibly luxurious features that enhance the comfort and convenience of driving on the road. For drivers looking for this kind of driving experience and are considering the previously discussed Essence trim, the Premium trim is well worth the additional investment. These lux features include the Head-Up Display, heated steering wheel, an additional rear armrest with two cup holders and access to the trunk, ventilated seating for the driver and passenger, and 4-way power adjustable lumbar and massage seat controls for the driver and passenger. Also included as standard is the Driver Confidence Package, which includes Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Starting Price: $44,870 Standard Engine: 3.6L V6 engine, with 9-speed automatic transmission
The Avenir trim is brand new for the Buick Lacrosse and the 2018 model year offers the ultimate in premium luxury features. Uniquely, this trim level even includes an enhanced exterior, as well as a redefined interior giving drivers an even sleeker overall appearance. Exclusive features on the 2018 Buick Lacrosse Avenir include an all-new mesh grille with a Black Ice colored finish, the standard 19” wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish or the ability to upgrade to 20” wheels with a Midnight Silver finish, the Avenir signature which is present on the two front doors and all throughout the interior, and the 8-inch color touchscreen display with built-in navigation. Other exciting features that are included as standard with the Avenir trim include the Sun and Shade Package, Sight and Sounds Package, and an 11-speaker Bose sound system.
Is The 2018 Buick Lacrosse The Right Sedan for You?
If you’re looking for luxury at reasonable pricing, then the 2018 Buick Lacrosse is undoubtedly a car you’ll want to consider. This full-size sedan provides a full range of luxurious features to choose from, from the more than satisfactory standard features on the most basic trim level to the most premium features on the highest trim level. No matter which trim level you decide on, you’ll be sure to be investing in a sedan that provides comfort, convenience, and the ultimate in modern, elegant styling on the road. However, discussing these features is one thing; experiencing them is another. In order to confidently decide if the 2018 Buick Lacrosse is the right sedan for you, visit your local Buick dealership and see it in person.