Nashville Buick Lacrosse
Nashville Buick Lacrosse
The term compact executive car is applied to entry level luxury vehicles like the Nashville Buick Lacrosse and most of the time they can be rather small, but the Lacrosse is considered to be among the highest rated mid-sized luxury sedans. This is one of the most popular models by GM which came about in 2005. Initially three trim levels were available: CX, CXL and CXS. Complete with 4T65-E automatic transmission and a sturdy V6 engine, the Lacrosse received some additions in 2008 which included a number of design improvements. It was also available in more colors after that. Other features included XM Satellite Radio, chrome exterior appearance, dual-zone climate control and telescoping steering wheel column.
In 2008, the Buick Lacrosse Super was also released, which was basically a high performance sedan with a V8 engine, larger brakes, projector beam fog lights and enhanced suspension tuning. It also had Stabilitrak and plenty of interior improvements like dream weave leather seating. The V8 engine offered the new Active Fuel Management technology and a top speed of 150 mph (0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds) which made the Nashville Buick Lacrosse the fastest model produced by the brand. The Lacrosse also did extremely well in crash tests making it one of the safest vehicles on the road. Second generations of the Buick Lacrosse began in 2010, and the cars were built thereafter on the Epsilon II platform.
Epsilon II is essentially a mid-size platform and the new Nashville Buick Lacrosse was known as being a premium sports sedan. This was the first car to offer 2.4 L Ecotec four-cylinder in addition to the 3.0 V6 and 3.6 L V6 engine and to have the HiPer Strut front suspension design. This additional feature reduced torque steer and improved handling which makes for an absolutely outstanding ride. For even more improved handling, the CXS option was available with Real Time Damping System. Another new feature was eAssist, second generation Belt-Alternator-Starter system by General Motors, which was introduced through the 2012 Lacrosse. This system offers amazing fuel economy and a lot of additional power, while the unique BAS-II system provides cut off of fuel while decelerating.
2011 Buick Lacrosse
The 2011 Nashville Buick Lacrosse is still one of the leading models from Buick and this luxury sedan is comparable to any high performance sports sedan models. This was the year when 3.0-L V6 was suspended and the 280-hp 3.6-liter V6 as well as the 182-hp 2.4-liter inline-4 were utilized. Three trims, namely CX, CXL and CXS, are available in the 2011 Buick Lacrosse. Even in the most basic trim you get features like OnStar, power driver seat, telescoping steering wheel, 17-inch steel wheels and full power accessories. You also receive a CD/MP3 player with seven speaker audio system as well as satellite radio.
Additional options include various packages, 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, driving seat with power lumbar adjustment, remote engine start and auto-dimming mirror. Other features like the 18-inch alloy wheels, 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, fog lamps, keyless ignition/entry, power sunroof, chrome wheels and adaptive xenon headlights are also available in CXL and CXS models. There are also special packages like a Driver Confidence package, a Touring package, and a Comfort and Convenience package which include many unique and additional features.
As far as safety goes, the 2011 Nashville Buick Lacrosse offers everything from front-seat side airbags to optional rear-seat side airbags, as well as full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control. There is also the OnStar communications and the 2011 Lacrosse received strong ratings in government testing and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing. The contemporary interior of the 2011 Nashville Buick Lacrosse is very elegant with wood accents and an ambient blue lighting design with ample cargo capacity and exceptional cabin space. It is an excellent blend of comfort and luxury and an amazing mid-size sedan.
2012 Buick Lacrosse
With the new eAssist gasoline-electric hybrid model, this four cylinder 2012 Nashville Buick Lacrosse is an outstanding buy if you want fuel economy at a competitive price. The engine is a more powerful V6 version and the design is an impressive leap from previous models. Lacrosse was always known to be a modern model but with the 2012 Buick Lacrosse things have gotten even better and more improved than before. If you are looking for a reliable entry level luxury sedan this is one of the best options available. Boasting a mild hybrid system with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which enhances fuel efficiency, the 2012 Nashville Buick Lacrosse offers premium features at a superb price.
The interior of the 2012 Lacrosse consists of a luxurious and elegant cabin with accent LED lighting and dual-screen video entertainment system. Other features include rearview camera, keyless entry, satellite radio, OnStar, fog lamps, chrome alloy wheels, split-folding rear seatbacks, CD player with a seven-speaker sound system, cruise control and partial-power front passenger seat. You can get additional options for various trims like power rear window sunshade, 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, auto-dimming driver-side mirror, sport-tuned suspension, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, 3.6-liter V6, heated and ventilated front seats, rear parking assist, navigation system, adaptive suspension and memory settings for driver seat.
Apart from the 2012 Lacrosse base models, you can get various packages too with around seven different available trims including Convenience model, Leather model, Premium 1 version, Premium 2, Premium 3 and the Touring model. Out of these the Touring models is considered the premium option and comes with a rearview camera, navigation system and 19-inch alloy wheels. You can also pick and choose options according to your desires and add them to the trim level of your choice for your very own customized 2012 Nashville Buick Lacrosse. For those looking for additional thrust, they should choose the enhanced 3.6-liter V6 providing 303 hp and a six-speed automatic transmission.