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mission 02 / TecHnoloGY 04 / PerFormance 10 / DesiGn 14 / inTerior 16 / qualiTY 18 / saFeTY 22
the world never saw it coming. out of the blue it appeared. changing everything going forward. reshaping. reimagining. refreshing. 2 011 Bu i c k l a c r o s s e
THe NeW class oF WorlD class
mission / 02
W H e r e T H e W o r l D i s T u r n i n G.
we infused lacrosse with something completely new. the smartest
thinking executed in the freshest ways equals an enlightened driving
experience. redefining the term modern luxury sedan wherever you
look, touch and engage.
on the outside, its lines are smooth and flowing. leading from
one sculpted curve to the next— almost begging you to touch it.
you’ll find the same uninterrupted, flowing lines inside. lacrosse
also offers advanced performance, entertainment and navigation
technology. opening doors to new experiences lies at the very
soul of the new class of world class.
your discovery begins now.
lacrosse cxs shown in quicksilver metallic.
TecHnoloGY / 04
l e T ’s G e T T H i s P e r F o r m a n c e s Ta rT e D. the optional push-button start is much more than a modern way to ignite lacrosse’s
responsive performance. it represents an appropriate beginning to a journey that unites
engine, transmission and suspension in a formidable configuration.
the buick approach to motion is all about you possessing power as well as the ability
to handle it. as you’ll discover, once you press start in the lacrosse, an elaborate series
of technologies begin communicating in anticipation of the driver’s shift into drive. at that
very moment, highly sophisticated systems spanning engine, transmission, available
all-wheel drive, suspension, handling and safety are sharing data all in preparation to go.
TecHnoloGY / 08 and to entertain back-seat passengers,
the lacrosse offers integrated dual rear
seatback-mounted DvD screens (each
T H e D r i v e r W o n ’ T b e T H e o n lY o n e e n T e rTa i n e D.
one allows for independent video
playback or use of an auxiliary device
lacrosse ensures that half the fun of getting there is the sights and sounds you discover
like a gaming console) with available
inside. buick’s quiettuning process reduces, blocks and absorbs noise to make lacrosse companion wireless headphones.
an acoustic haven. the laminated windshield, triple door seals, minute body panel
tolerances and other acoustical technologies throughout help outside noises stay outside.
so then you can hear the optional harman kardon ® 5.1 matrix surround sound system
and its 11 speakers pumping out 384 watts of your favorite tunes. speaking of which,
there’s an available usb port1 to sync your ipod.
lacrosse also offers an optional hard drive packing 40gb of navigation power and music-
storing capacity for thousands of songs. like your home dvr, you can pause and replay live
radio. if you’re listening to a game on available xm3 and your cell phone rings, hit pause,
take your call and after hanging up, pick up the action where you left off.
1not compatible with all devices. 210gb for music storage, 30gb for navigation storage. 3xm radio requires a subscription,
sold separately by xm after the first 90 days. xm radio u.s. service only available in the 48 contiguous united states and the
district of columbia. for more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.
surrouND souND sysTem
PerFormance / 10
P e r F o r m a n c e a rT. P u T T i n G o u r b e s T G r i P F o r Wa r D. Fortunately, we never leave well enough lacrosse’s chief engineer describes
alone – in this case, traditional front it best: “The most significant attribute
is it a highly advanced piece of engine technology or a work of art yes. suspensions. With all of lacrosse’s horse- of HiPer strut is what the driver doesn’t
power, we created the HiPer (short for feel. Torque steer will be minimized
being a buick means performance isn’t merely measured in numbers. it’s determined by how the
High Performance) strut Front suspension (when steering pulls to one side during
driver uses, controls and channels that power. so while the optional 3.6l v-6 uses direct fuel injection on the cXs model to handle it. full acceleration); the normal tugging
and variable valve timing to generate 280 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque, that’s not the entire story. and vibration felt through the steering
wheel on rough roads is significantly
pair it with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission, and now you’re fully reduced. They simply experience a
maximizing performance while still delivering remarkable fuel efficiency. the controlled “hands-on”
1 smoother, more controlled and more
balanced driving experience.
experience comes when you simply move the gear selector to the left for the clutchless manual
in other words, it improves grip in dry
operation of driver shift control. a quick tap is all that’s needed for smooth, crisp shifts.
and wet conditions, as well as the direct
you’ll also find a technological marvel inside the 2.4l 182-hp ecotec four-cylinder engine. feel of the road.
dual overhead cams, variable valve timing and direct fuel injection deliver the optimal balance
of low-end torque and high-end horsepower. this ingenious engineering produces enhanced
performance and an impressive 19 city/30 hwy mpg.
1epa-estimated 17 city/27 hwy mpg. 2based on epa estimates.
3.6 l v- 6 e Ng i N e
PerFormance / 12
, senDs PoWer To W
n s, P o W e r i s D i s T r
W o r D o n T H e s T r e e T i s, i T ’ s o n e s m a r T s Y s T e m.
the intelligent all-wheel-drive (awd) system available on the lacrosse cxl model
turns handling into a team sport. it’s one of the most advanced all-wheel-drive systems on
the road. combined with an electronic limited-slip differential, awd helps optimize
traction by distributing power to the wheels with the most grip. in low-traction situations,
it can send up to 50 percent of engine torque to an individual front wheel and up to
85 percent to either rear wheel (as illustrated at right). seamlessly integrated with stabilitrak
and traction control, awd helps handle dry, wet and snowy roads.
DesiGn / 14
s e Pa r aT e D aT b i rT H.
architects. buick designers. at times like this, it’s hard to tell them apart. they both create one-of-
a-kind designs that reinvent what has gone before — or in this case, the new class of world class.
using the very finest materials, they astound all who visit.
the sweeping lines of lacrosse never seem to end. seductive and uninterrupted, they lead
you from one curve to the next. this sense of continuity is found throughout lacrosse. like how
wraparound headlamps flow into the side sweep spears, which merge seamlessly into the led
taillamps. along the way, they complement buick’s signature chrome portholes and waterfall grille.
it’s been said by many an admirer, ”it takes you places even standing still.“ and isn’t that really
the beauty of the world’s most striking designs
inTerior / 16
s u r r o u n D s o u n D F o r T H e r e s T o F Y o u r s e n s e s.
The Buick Design Philosophy of ventilated and heated leather-appointed
uninterrupted, flowing lines continues front seats and a heated steering wheel
inside the sculpted lacrosse interior. are available for year-round comfort.
The ice-blue ambient lighting welcomes as is a power rear-window sunshade.
and calms you. Highly crafted, premium and the soft-touch instrument panel with
materials like contrasting French-seam real stitching not only provides a tactile
stitching, smoked chrome accents feel, but its “low and away” design gives
and dark poplar wood grain appliqués the cabin a sense of openness.
surround you in style.
ice-blue amBieNT ligHTiNg
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a F i T T i n G T r i b u T e. since buick has always stood for quality, we consulted the finest minds from around the
globe — from engineers in germany and designers in china to manufacturing experts in
the united states — to create a lacrosse like no other. producing a modern luxury sedan
means considering everything. no matter how small.
actually, more than 1,000 critical points in lacrosse have been obsessively scrutinized —
resulting in precise craftsmanship. materials and technology from the inside out were evaluated
and chosen with strict tolerances for appearances, durability and ease of use. and with tight
interior and exterior surface-to-surface harmony, lacrosse clearly achieves world-class fit and finish.
this results in a superb driving experience today, tomorrow and a very long way down the road.
qualiTY / 20
o u T H e r e, Pa s s i n G G r a D e s a r e n ’ T e n o u G H.
on the world’s most grueling test tracks, performance and durability are merely theories until
you put them to the test. that’s exactly what lacrosse did, over and over again. from computer
simulations while still on the drawing board, to thousands of hours and millions of miles spent
taking lacrosse to its breaking point and beyond.
a team of quality -obsessed engineers not only put lacrosse through its 0-60 and 60 - 0
performance paces, they also took the smallest components and methodically tortured them.
like pushing all the buttons over a half a million times in temperatures ranging from - 40 to 185
degrees. it’s the kind of course work you do when excellence is around the next curve.
saFeTY / 22 you’ll find six air bags for protection. They For enhanced visibility, available XeNoN The optional HeaD-uP DisPlay (HuD) an available rearvieW camera sysTem With onstar 3 Directions & connections
include dual-stage frontal and side-impact High-intensity Discharge (HiD) articulating allows you to see instrumentation can help you see objects while in reverse, plan, standard for six months, you’ve got
driver and right-front passenger with headlamps turn as you turn. They help you without taking your eyes off the road. so you might say your back is covered, all the help you’ll need. Wherever you
Passenger sensing system, head curtain see and respond to approaching obstacles and available siDe BliND ZoNe too. even the available leD turn signal travel, automatic crash response can
side-impact and front and rear outboard sooner for enhanced nighttime cornering. alerT uses radar to warn you when indicators on the side mirrors are designed send an alert to onstar in case of a
seating positions. Plus, rear outboard seat-
another vehicle is in your outside to provide greater visibility to drivers in crash. you can get help fast even if you
mounted thorax air bags are available. mirror blind spot.2 you won’t find this the blind spot areas around and behind can’t ask for it.
combination of collision avoidance lacrosse. Just to be safe.
technologies on acura Tl, infiniti g37
or even lexus es 350.
“ W H aT i F ” D o e s n ’ T s Ta n D a c H a n c e. buick’s proactive approach to safety provides you with technologies and information to help anticipate
situations and conditions rather than just react when they appear. in lacrosse, safety features abound.
right from the start, lacrosse was engineered with a body frame integral (bfi) structure that helps protect
you and your passengers in impact situations. strategically positioned high-strength steel helps enable
refined ride and handling while creating a protective safety cage for occupant protection.
1always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. even in vehicles equipped with the passenger sensing system, children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child, or booster seat. never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air
bag. see the owner’s manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. 2before making a lane change, always check the side blind Zone alert display,
check the side and inside rearview mirrors, look over your shoulder for vehicles and hazards and start the turn signal. 3go to onstar.com for details and system limitations.
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accessories exTerior colors
from top to bottom: from top to bottom:
c a r g o T r ay Designed to protect summiT WHiTe
lacrosse’s trunk area, its heavy-duty W H i T e D i a m o n D T r i c o aT 3
nonskid surface and raised outer lip q u i c k s i lv e r m e Ta l l i c
help contain cargo and spills. G o l D m i s T m e Ta l l i c
m o c H a s T e e l m e Ta l l i c
r e a r s P o i l e r This one-piece,
r e D j e W e l T i n T c o aT 3
custom-molded spoiler adds to the
m i D n i G H T b l u e m e Ta l l i c
2 already sweeping lines of your
c a r b o n b l a c k m e Ta l l i c 3
lacrosse. its integrated attachments
inTerior colors and matching body color make
from top to bottom: for a seamless addition.
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c a s H m e r e l e aT H e r - a P P o i n T e D s e aT i n G ( 3 ) a n D c o c o a T r i m. a l s o ava i l a b l e i n c a s H m e r e c l o T H ( 4 ) . The ultimate in sound entertainment,
e b o n Y l e aT H e r - a P P o i n T e D s e aT i n G ( 5 ) a n D e b o n Y T r i m. these acoustically tuned headphones
help reduce road and engine noise
while providing a movie- or concert-
like listening experience. For use
with DvD entertainment system and
for rear-passenger use only.
r e a r s P l a s H g u a r D s Designed
and engineered custom-molded
splash guards fit directly behind your
wheels and help protect against
tire splashes and mud. specifically
tooled for your vehicle and include
styling features to accent the exterior.
a l l - W e aT H e r F l o o r m aT s Front
4 and rear premium floor mats, custom-
designed to conform to lacrosse,
have deep-patterned grids to collect
rain, mud, snow and debris. Nibs
on back help hold mats in place.
19 - i N c H W H e e l s 2 accentuate
lacrosse’s wide, athletic stance with
distinctive painted/polished 5-spoke
1 available dealer-installed accessories.
2 use only gm-approved tire and wheel
combinations. unapproved combinations
may change the vehicle’s performance
characteristics. for important tire and wheel
information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com
or see dealer for details.
3additional charge, premium paint.
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®5 playback, auxiliary input jack, seek-and-scan, digital clock, turn signal indicators, ground illumination, driver-side memory
e n G i n e s 2.4l DoHc, siDi 4-cylinder engine with variable s s1 – blueTooTH Personal cell-phone connectivity to vehicle a4 s s
auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and Theftlock and auto-dimming feature
valve Timing (vvT) audio system
(uyZ) am/Fm/Xm6 stereo, single-disc cD/DvD player with – a a G r i l l e chrome waterfall s s s
3.6l DoHc, siDi v-6 engine with vvT. standard on cXl aWD model. a a s s T e e r i n G W H e e l leather-wrapped rim s s –
2gB flash memory and mP3 playback. requires available
D o o r H a n D l e s With chrome insert s s s
T r a n s m i s s i o n 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled s s s leather and wood grain, heated – a4 s DvD entertainment system.
with overdrive, includes Driver shift control, tap up/tap down b o D Y s i D e m o l D i n G s Bright s s s
steering-wheel-mounted audio controls s s s (uys) am/Fm/Xm6 stereo with Navigation7 with single-disc – a a
a x l e 2.77 ratio a2 a2 s cD/DvD player, 40gB hard drive device, mP3 playback, a n T e n n a integral rear window s s s
rake- and telescopic-adjustable steering column s s s
HDD-based voice- and touch-screen-activated navigation and
3.23 ratio s s1 – l a m P s center High-mounted stop lamp (cHmsl) s s s
cruise conTrol s s s rearview camera system. requires entertainment Package.
electronic limited-slip rear differential. aWD model. – s – rear, leD taillamps s s s
s H i F T k n o b leather-wrapped s s s x m r a D i o 6 includes 3 trial months of service s s s
s u s P e n s i o n Front, macPherson strut s s – T i r e r e Pa i r k i T a a a
Pa r k i n G b r a k e electric powered s s s a u D i o Premium 7-speaker system s s –
Front, HiPer strut – – s T i r e compact spare, 17 includes steel wheel and jack kit
," s s s
l i G H T i n G custom, interior front and rear reading, front s s s Harman kardon 11-speaker, 384-watt system with 5.1 matrix a4 a4 s
rear, 4-link s s1 s footwell and puddle lights surround sound system
rear, H-arm. standard on cXl aWD model. – – a3 ice-blue ambient front and rear door, console and instrument s s s D v D e n T e rTa i n m e n T s Y s T e m rear-seat dual-display DvD – a a Pa c k aG e s
panel light pipe in the seatbacks with dual wireless headphones. requires
s T e e r i n G Power, electric s s – c o m F o rT a n D c o n v e n i e n c e Pa c k a G e 1 includes dual-zone a s s
m i r r o r s inside rearview, manual day/night s – – entertainment Package.
Power, rack-and-pinion, magnetic, variable effort. standard on a2 a2 s automatic climate control, inside rearview auto-dimming mirror,
D i G i Ta l a u D i o i n P u T j a c k For mP3 players s s s Bluetooth5 for phone, driver 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster,
cXl aWD model. inside rearview, auto-dimming a4 s s
usb PorT 8
connectivity for various digital media a4 a4 s remote vehicle starter system, front passenger 8-way power seat
Power, rack-and-pinion a – – c l i m aT e c o n T r o l air conditioning, single-zone automatic s – –
adjuster and universal Home remote
b r a k e s 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc with intelligent assist s s s air conditioning, dual-zone automatic with individual settings for a4 s s
c o m F o rT a n D c o n v e n i e n c e Pa c k a G e 2 includes ultrasonic – a s
driver and front passenger and rear-seat heating/cooling outlets
TracTion conTrol s s s s aF eT Y a nD s e c u r iT Y rear Parking assist, memory settings for 2 drivers and outside heated
air filtration system s s s power-adjustable mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators,
s Ta b i l i T r a k vehicle stability enhancement system s s s s a F e T Y b e lT s 3-point, all seating positions s s s
ground illumination and driver-side auto-dimming feature
Defogger, rear-window electric s s s
e x H a u s T Dual stainless steel. Bright tips on cXs model. s s s laTcH (lower anchors and Top tethers for cHildren) system for s s s
l u x u r Y Pa c k a G e includes leather and wood grain heated – a4 s
W i n D o W s Power with front express-up/down, rear express-down s s s child safety seats in all rear seating positions
b aT T e rY maintenance-free with rundown protection s s s steering wheel, driver and front passenger ventilated seats,
c uPH olD ers 2 front console, covered; 2 rear armrest s s s a i r b a G s 9 Dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and s s s perforated leather-appointed seating, power rear sunshade,
e n G i n e b l o c k H e aT e r a a a
right-front passenger with Passenger sensing system plus head e-Z key Passive entry system and push-button start
a u x i l i a r Y P o W e r o u T l e T s 2 12-volt s s s
curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions
D r i v e r c o n F i D e n c e Pa c k a G e includes side Blind Zone – a4 a
120-volt, 3-prong household-style power outlet (150-watt a4 a4 s
c o mF o rT a nD c o n v e nience rear-outboard seat-mounted thorax9 a a a alert, articulating xenon HiD headlamps and HuD
s e aT T r i m cloth s – – P o W e r D o o r l o c k s Programmable with lockout protection s s s T o u r i n G Pa c k a G e includes 19" 9-spoke painted, machined – – a
s u n r o o F Power, oversized – a a
alloy wheels; P245/40r19 all-season, blackwall tires; rear H-arm
leather-appointed – s – o n s Ta r 1 0 6 months of Directions & connections plan s s s
s u n s H a D e Power, rear – a4 s suspension; chassis continuously variable real-time damping and
Perforated leather-appointed – a4 s T H e F T- D e T e r r e n T s Y s T e m s content theft alarm s s s sport mode selectivity
F l o o r m aT s carpeted front and rear with front fixation points s s s
s e aT i n G Front bucket seats with 8-way power driver’s seat s s s engine immobilizer, vehicle and Pass-key iii s s s e n T e rTa i n m e n T Pa c k a G e includes Harman kardon 384-watt a a s
Trunk carGo neT s s s
11-speaker system, 5.1 matrix surround sound system, usB port8
Heated driver and front passenger seats – s s s i D e b l i n D Z o n e a l e r T radar-equipped sensing system – a4 a4
r e a r v i e W c a m e r a s Y s T e m requires available uys audio – a4 a and 120-volt 3-prong power outlet
ventilated driver and front passenger seats – a4 s system with navigation T i r e P r e s s u r e m o n i T o r s Y s T e m Does not apply to spare tire s s s
Driver 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster a4 s s u lT r a s o n i c r e a r Pa r k i n G a s s i s T – a4 s
not available on awd.
Front passenger 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical seat adjuster s – – r e m o T e v e H i c l e s Ta rT e r s Y s T e m a4 s s s T Yl i nG a nD F u n cTi o n a l iT Y
2requires 3.6l v-6 engine.
3included and only available with touring package.
Front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster a4 s s P u s H - b u T T o n s Ta rT – a4 s l i G H T s Halogen headlamps with Twilight sentinel and s s s 4requires available option package.
r e m o T e k e Y l e s s e n T rY extended-range s s – flash-to-pass feature 5go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which bluetooth phones are compatible with the vehicle.
2-way front adjustable headrests, rear outboard adjustable s s s
Xenon, adaptive, High-intensity Discharge (HiD) articulating – a4 a radio requires a subscription, sold separately by xm after the first 90 days. xm radio u.s. service
a r m r e s T s Front sliding armrest with multi-level storage s s s e-Z key Passive entry system – a4 s only available in the 48 contiguous united states and the district of columbia. for more information,
projector lamps visit gm.xmradio.com.
rear center with 2 integral cupholders s s s u n i v e r s a l H o m e r e m o T e includes garage door opener, a4 s s
7map coverage available in the united states, u.s. virgin islands, puerto rico and canada.
3-channel programmable Front halogen fog lamps with projector technology – s s
a s s i s T H a n D l e s Front and rear outboard s s s compatible with all devices.
r e Ta i n e D a c c e s s o rY P o W e r Power windows, audio system s s s Daytime running lamps, switchable s s s 9always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. even in vehicles equipped with
D i s P l aY enhanced one-color with driver instrument information s s – and sunroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for the passenger sensing system, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant,
G l a s s solar-ray light-tinted s s s child or booster seat. never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a
enhanced multi-color with driver instrument information – – s 10 minutes or until a door is opened passenger air bag. see the owner’s manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield s s s 10onstar
q u i e T T u n i n G Buick-pioneered process to reduce, block and s s s services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and gps satellite signals to
c o m Pa s s D i s P l aY s s s be available and operating for features to function properly. onstar acts as a link to existing emergency service
absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin o u T s i D e m i r r o r s Heated power-adjustable, manual folding s – –
providers. subscription service agreement required. call 1-888-4onstar (466-7827) or visit onstar.com for
turn signal indicators and ground illumination
s = standard a = available – = not available