It’s a battle of the full-size front-wheel-drive sedans. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir or the 2018 Cadillac XTS. Both have very similar missions, yet they’re very different. So, in today’s Community Question, we ask if you’d prefer the refreshed XTS or the upcoming LaCrosse Avenir.
Right off the bat, the 2018 LaCrosse Avenir is poised to be the better value. The luxury sedan will reportedly start at $45,795 when it goes on sale next month. That’s a few hundred dollars shy of the 2018 XTS’ starting price, which lacks a lot of the premium content the LaCrosse Avenir will pack in.
The base XTS packs an eight-speaker Bose stereo system, dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, remote start and a rear vision camera as part of its standard equipment. The LaCrosse Avenir sports, in our opinion, a much cleaner interior design with heated seats and steering wheel, a head-up display, panoramic sunroof, and much more for the price. Both feature the same 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine, and many of the creature comforts found in the LaCrosse Avenir require buyers to jump to the XTS Luxury trim, which costs about $5,000 more than the Buick.
So, if we had to cast our vote, the LaCrosse Avenir wins here. But maybe you disagree. Sound off in our poll and talk to us down below.