The Buick LaCrosse finds itself in somewhat of a strange place: it has the makings of a great full-size premium sedan, but it is a sedan in a crossover-hungry market. This circumstance has led to sales of the current, third-generation model, which launched for the 2017 model year, declining significantly compared to the second-generation model it replaced.
Having received various updates for the 2018 model year that resulted in a lower starting price and a more attractive package on the higher end of the model’s spectrum, the LaCrosse is getting a few small changes for 2019, according to a new order guide of the model (linked below), first discovered by GM Authority.
On the outside, two exterior colors are replaced by two new ones:
- Dark Slate Metallic exterior color
- Black Cherry Metallic exterior color
- Carrageen Metallic exterior color
- Dark Shadow Metallic exterior color
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse also adds a new Sport Touring (1SH) trim level, which adds a new blacked-out grille with body-color surround, as well as a new set of 19-inch aluminum wheels with what is officially referred to as Technical Gray gloss finish.
Inside, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse gains a new cargo net (as an LPO-level accessory) as well as the introduction of a new electronic-powered parking brake. Curiously, the third-gen LaCrosse launched with an electronic parking brake, so we’re not quite sure who this is any different – though the electronic-powered parking brake is assigned a different RPO code from the 2017-2018 model.
And that does it for the differences in store for the Buick LaCrosse.
About Buick LaCrosse
The Buick LaCrosse is a full-size premium sedan that slots above the compact Buick Verano and midsize Buick Regal. The current, third-generation LaCrosse was introduced for the 2017 model year. The vehicle is based on the long wheelbase variant of the GM E2 platform. The short-wheelbase variant of the same platform is shared with the sixth-generation Buick Regal and ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu.
The 2018 model introduced several new colors, the GM 9-speed automatic transmission in place of the 2017 model’s 8-speed. It also added a new standard powertrain in the form of the mild-hybrid 2.5L engine with eAssist coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the 2018 LaCrosse Avenir is introduced to serve as the range-topping model. For the 2019 model year, the LaCrosse gets two new colors, a new Sport Touring model/trim level, and various other minor updates.
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