2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date, Info & Specs

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse for 2017 is well-rounded sedan that drives nicely and pampers its occupants. Some of the highlights include top crash test scores, sleek interior with up-to-date technology, an available all-wheel-drive system, and a serene and luxurious ride quality. Its release date should be expected this August.

New features to debut alongside the 2017 LaCrosse include unique 18” wheels, a new Sport Touring package, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an updated IntelliLink infotainment system, and a standard power driver seat.

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The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse, being Buick’s flagship sedan, offers traditional Buick features such as generous accommodations and size. As one would expect, the vehicle comes with copious head-and legroom rivaled only by executive-class sedans such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

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Given Buick’s history, you might assume that the LaCrosse isn’t a snooze. Fortunately, this is the case with the 2017 LaCrosse, as the vehicle employs a choice of two impressive engines under its hood. You have a choice of either the mild-hybrid four-cylinder code-named eAssist or the V6 rated at 304 hp engine.

While you might be impressed by the eAssist impressive fuel economy ratings, we are not convinced that it is enough reason to forgo the available all-wheel-drive and the additional V6 power.

2017 Buick LaCrosse rear view, alloy wheels and taillights

Regardless of the engine choice, every model comes with an impressive feature list and a well-equipped and stylish cabin. For instance, it comes with an upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system that comes with two USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, smartphone app integration, and a revised touchscreen interface.

Despite the irresistible feature and technology list the LaCrosse comes with, there are other contenders in the segment that will definitely give it a run for its money. They include the 2017 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Lexus ES, 2017 Chevrolet Impala, and the RWD 2017 Chrysler 300.

Available Trims – Buick LaCrosse

The large luxury 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan is available in a mammoth six trims: 1SV, Base, Leather, Premium 1, Premium 2, and Premium 3 trims.

Exterior Images, Pics & Interior Photos – 2017 Buick LaCrosse

The 1SV trim comes standard with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a V6 engine, heated mirrors, remote ignition, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), cruise control, split-folding rear seatbacks, 17” alloy wheels, a 4G LTE connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, OnStar telematics, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

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Others include a CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, satellite radio, a rearview camera, an 8” touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, two USB ports, and IntelliLink infotainment system.

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The Base trim gets you a rear spoiler, 18” wheels, different grille, keyless ignition and entry, driver memory settings, integrated signal repeaters, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, auto-dimming side mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, power front passenger seat, and ambient lighting.

Opting for the Leather model gest you 18” wheels, 17” for the four-cylinder models, and standard leather upholstery.

Springing for the Premium 1 gets you 11-speaker Bose audio system, a 120-V power outlet, a power rear window sunshade, ventilated and heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

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The Premium 2 adds a navigation system, adaptive suspension dampers, 20” wheels, front suspension tuning with torque-steer-resistant “HiPer Strut” design.

Optional on both the Base and 1SV trims is the Ultra Luxury package that comes standard with a faux-suede headliner, unique exterior colors, extended leather upholstery, and real wood accents.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Engine Specs

The Buick LaCrosse for 2017 comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 304 hp and 264 pounds of torque under its hood. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. You get the all-wheel-drive system on both the premium 1 and Leather trims.

During our own test drive, the V6-powered LaCrosse was able to dash from 0-60 mph in a laudable 6.8 seconds. The EPA fuel economy ratings for the V6 model stands at 18/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/26/20 mpg with the 4WD.

2017 Buick LaCrosse engine

The eAssist available for the Leather and Base trims pairs an 11kW electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine to produce an output rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Both the six-speed automatic and the front-wheel-drive are default systems.

According to Buick, the vehicle comes with a 6-Year or 70,000-mile powertrain Limited Warranty.

Price & China Release Date – 2017 Buick LaCrosse

The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan will cost you an MSRP starting from $31,065. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale this August. On the official website you can find all additional info about it’s release in United States and Canada.

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2017 Buick Encore Release Date, Specs and Info

Thanks to its truly compact size, quiet cabin, user-friendly features, and tons of technology equipment, the 2017 Buick Encore is worth a look. However, the Encore limited interior space and modest performance might work against it. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

Some of its highlights include a long list of safety and tech features, impressive fuel economy ratings, serene and moderately well-appointed cabin, and top crash test scores. For 2017, the Encore gains a four-cylinder 1.4L turbocharged engine good for 153 hp. Otherwise, the vehicle returns unchanged.

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore

The new vehicle despite its radical departure from the brand’s reputation of building large luxury sedans still offers many elements that its brand is well known for. In fact, the Encore comes with a long list of upscale technologies and features such as a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot interface, heated steering wheel, near-luxury trappings, and essential Buick-ness character.

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The Sport Touring trim also returns for the 2017 model year. It features a sprightly powerful 1.4L turbocharged engine that cranks out a power bump of 15 hp and 29 pounds of torque over the base engine.

Sadly, the base engine has been carried over to the new model despite its lackluster acceleration and performance. Although, it tries to camouflage its shortcomings through the laudable fuel economy ratings.

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The 2017 Buick Encore still comes with several eyesore features including a noticeable cramped backseat, snug interior, limited cargo volume, and a tepid performance. Hopefully, you are not hog-tied to the Encore as the segment offers exemplary choices worth considering. They include the 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Fiat 500X.

Buyers looking for a serene and comfortable ride will nevertheless find the Encore rather irresistible.

Available Trims – Buick Encore

The compact crossover 2017 Buick Encore SUV is offered in five trims: Base, Convenience, Sport Touring, Leather, and Premium Trims.

Interior Changes & Exterior Reviews – 2017 Buick Encore

Standard features available for the Base trim include a rearview camera, cloth and simulated leather upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a cargo cover, a six-way power driver seats air-conditioning, a rear privacy glass, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, OnStar emergency communications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a fold-flat manual front passenger seat, 18” alloy wheels, a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a media player interface, and roof rails.

2017 Buick Encore steeringwheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Others include a 7” smartphone and display integration, and Buick’s IntelliLink electronics interface. Opting for the Convenience package gets you automatic climate control (dual-zone), a blind-spot monitoring system, foglights, a 120-V power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote ignition, and a rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Buick Encore interior, leather seads
The Sport touring version adds unique exterior styling cues, a powerful four-cylinder engine, and LED interior ambience.

The luxury-themed Luxury trim adds heated front seats, driver memory settings, a six-way power passenger seat, heated exterior mirrors, a six-way power passenger seat, and leather upholstery.

2017 Buick Encore front view, alloy wheels, black color

The Premium model gets a lane-departure warning system, rear and front parking sensors, a seven-speaker Bose sound system, automatic wipers, and a forward collision warning system.

Finally, the Experience Buick package adds a navigation system, a sunroof, and 18” chromed alloy wheels.

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2017 Buick Encore Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Encore are two engines: a turbocharged 1.4L inline four-cylinder engine and a beefed up version of the same engine.

The former comes fitted under the hood of all the models except the Sport Touring trim which gets the tweaked engine version rated at 153 horsepower and 177 pounds of torque. The base 1.4L turbocharged four-cyl is rated at 138 hp and 148 pounds of torque.

2017 Buick Encore engine

Both outputs are transmitted to either the front or all-wheel-drive system via the six-speed automatic.
The EPA fuel economy ratings for the base engine stand at 25/33/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 23/30.26 mpg for the 4WD.
During our performance test drive, the Encore w/FWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Encore

Release date – According to the online Buick price catalogue, buyers should expect the 2017 Buick Encore SUV to cost them an MSRP starting from $24,065. Our mule reports that the vehicle should probably hit U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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