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Used Buick LaCrosse Avenir


The Buick LaCrosse Avenir is a luxurious car that delivers a comfortable ride, a spacious cabin, as well as plenty of features. It also has a high predicted reliability rating and a great safety record. Its V6 engine delivers plenty of power while the nine-speed transmission remains a smooth operator, even when you are driving on rough roads. Its handling is competent and nimble, even on winding roads. It also has a stylish, elegant exterior while its interior looks upscale and luxurious.

Performance and Handling

The Buick LaCrosse Avenir comes with a 3.6-liter, V6 engine, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers an output of 310 hp. Front-wheel drive comes standard while all-wheel drive is available. However, you will have to part with approximately $2,000 if you want to upgrade to the all-wheel-drive powertrain. While its powertrain is not as fancy as you might expect, it, nevertheless, gets the job done effortlessly. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 6 seconds, which is quite fast. Its 9-speed transmission shifts smooth and fast, both when you are driving in the city or cruising on the highway.

You will also love the smooth running of its engine powertrain. In fact, you might even think the vehicle is not on. Its ride is noiseless, thanks to Buick's Active Noise Cancellation technology. Its ride quality is also excellent. If you want to enhance its ride, then you can opt for the available, Dynamic Driver Package, which will cost you around $1000. This package adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, a Sport Button as well as an upgraded front suspension. As for fuel economy, the Avenir delivers a return of 30 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city, which are good estimates for its class.

Interior and Comfort

Just like other trims of the Buick LaCrosse, the Avenir has a seating capacity of 5 across two rows. Both rows have ample room for adults. The seats are supportive and comfortable, with adequate legroom and headroom. Standout interior features include a navigation system, wireless device charging, as well as an 11-speaker premium audio system. It also comes standard with a heated steering wheel, perforated leather-trimmed front seats, an exclusive wood-toned trim, and embroidered head restraints.

It comes with a 15-cubic feet cargo area, which is shaped and designed for maximum usability. For instance, you can fold the rear seats and increase the trunk's capacity. Front seats allow plenty of adjustabilities, both for the driver and the passenger. The ventilated, massaging and heated front seats will keep the driver and the passenger well pampered throughout the drive. Its visibility is also good. Its infotainment system is user-friendly. Voice commands are intuitive and responsive. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also integrated, which means you will have access to all your favorite mobile apps on the vehicle's touchscreen.

Exterior Design

The Avenir distinguishes itself from other trims from this brand with its stylish chrome exterior accents, a unique grille, as well as special wheel designs, featuring a Pearl Nickel finish. It also comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels while Midnight silver-finished 20" alloy wheels are optional. It also features a larger sunroof that other LaCross trims.

Safety

Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Buick LaCrosse Avenir a high overall score for various crash tests. Therefore, the used Buick LaCrosse Avenir is a safe car to drive. It's equipped with a wide range of safety features like rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and lane change assist. Other driver assistance features that you will find in this vehicle include automatic emergency braking, a head-up display, as well as pedestrian detection.

It also comes with Buick's Teen Driver System and Safety Alert Seat. The Safety Alert Seat will vibrate the driver's seat in case of impending danger. And when that happens, the driver will then undertake the necessary precautions to mitigate the danger. On the other hand, the Teen Driver System enables parents to set audio and speed limits on the car, thus helping them to control their children's driving habits.

Verdict

The Buick LaCrosse Avenir is a decent car both for single shoppers and those with families. It sets itself apart from others in its class, with its user-friendly infotainment system, spacious seating, a quiet and luxurious cabin, as well as a powerful V6 engine. It drives smoothly both in the city and on the highway while cushioning all the occupants from road and engine noise. Whether you buy a used or a new Buick LaCrosse Avenir, you can rest assured that you will get value for your money.


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