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2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS

In With the New

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS

In short: Business class service sedan.

Buick LaCrosse CXS Review

This fresh take on Buick's long-running full-sized sedan features bold exterior styling, a 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection and an available Sport mode for a ride that is fun, responsive and surprisingly un-grandma-like. Will old people still drive the LaCrosse in droves to bingo night? Probably. Can we blame them for it any longer? Definitely not.

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Warranty/Service: Five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

Base Price: $33,015 / As tested: $35,760

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.6-liter, V6 engine with VVT
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque: 259 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,085 lbs
Wheelbase: 111.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 196.9/73.1/59.2 in
Turning circle: 38.7 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with power assist; ABS
Suspension: 4-wheel independent suspension; front MacPherson

Traction: Stabilitrak stability control system with traction control

0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Top Speed: 133 mph (governor limited)

EPA City:
17 mpg
EPA Highway: 27 mpg

driver and front passenger air bags; passenger-sensing air bags; head side-curtain air bags; OnStar with automatic crash response

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A three-quarter rear view of a red Buick LaCrosse CX

Buick LaCrosse CX
For those looking to save money, the Buick LaCrosse is also available in the CX trim level. The CX swaps out the 3.6-liter V6 found in the CXS for an efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that offers improved fuel economy while still providing adequate acceleration. As with the CXS, you can expect to find plenty of standard amenities, including OnStar with automatic crash response and an in-dash personalized driver information center.

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