It’s been more than three years since the Buick LaCrosse left the American market, as production for the U.S. ended after the 2019 model year. Despite this, there still seems to be a handful of LaCrosse units sitting on dealership lots, as GM recorded a few deliveries of the Tri-Shield brand sedan during the 2022 calendar year.
These 14 LaCrosse deliveries are amusingly known as “zombie cars,” since they are sold long since the vehicle was officially discontinued. It also means that these vehicles have been on dealer lots for quite some time now.
It’s worth noting that the Buick LaCrosse is still manufactured and sold in China for the Chinese market.
As a reminder, the third-generation LaCrosse launched in the U.S. as a 2017 model year vehicle, and was removed from the American market following the 2019 model year. During its final year of production, the LaCrosse was available in Base, Preferred, Sport Touring, Essence, Premium and Avenir trim levels. Base, Preferred and Sport Touring trims were offered in front-wheel drive configuration, while Essence, Premium and Avenir trims could be ordered with either FWD or AWD.
In regards to powertrain, Base, Preferred, Essence and Premium trim levels with FWD featured the 2.5L LHN I4 gasoline engine as standard, which developed 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque, and was mated to the GM six-speed automatic transmission. For Preferred, Essence and Premium trim levels with FWD, GM offered the 3.6L LGX V6 gasoline engine as an option, which produced 310 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque, paired to the GM nine-speed automatic. This LGX V6 and nine-speed combination was standard affair on Sport Touring, Essence AWD, Premium AWD and Avenir (FWD and AWD) trims.