2012 Buick LaCrosse


With the Buick LaCrosse, our engineers set out to elevate your ride from just another drive to a luxury experience that embraces all the senses. Surround yourself with available innovations like premium entertainment, advanced in-car technology, and expertly tuned handling.

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2.4L 182-hp DOHC Direct Injection (DI) I-4 engine with eAssist technology (FWD)
3.6L 303-hp SIDI DOHC V-6 engine (FWD or AWD)
Equipment Groups: LaCrosse Base (1SB), Convenience (1SD), Leather (1SL), Premium I (1SN), Premium II (1SP), Premium III (1SR) and Touring (1ST)


3.6L V-6
3.6L V-6
City/highway 25/36 16/26 17/27


  Cargo capacity
(cu. ft.)1
Fuel tank
(gal. approx.)
2.4L w/eAssist 11.4 15.7 2/3
3.6L V-6 13.3
12.8 (Touring)
18 FWD / 19 AWD 2/3


Brakes: 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc with brake assist
Engine: ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC DI 4-cylinder with eAssist technology (182 hp @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque @ 4900 rpm)
Exhaust: Single-outlet stainless steel2 with hidden turned-down tip
Headlamps: Halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
Mirrors: Power-adjustable, heated, manual-folding
Shutters:2 Front lower grille, active
Spoiler:2 Rear, body-color
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Brake Assist; includes traction control
Suspension: Front, MacPherson strut; rear, 4-link
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control, tap up/tap down
Tires:2 P235/50R17 all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
Wheels: 17" machined alloy
Wipers: Front intermittent, structureless wiper blades


Air bags:3 Dual-stage, frontal with Passenger Sensing System; and head-curtain side-impact for all front and rear outboard seating positions
Audio System: With USB port4 and IntelliLink5 with 7" color LED touch-screen display and upgradeable software
Bluetooth®6 for phone; personal cell-phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, smartphone
OnStar®7 Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for the first 6 months
SiriusXM Satellite Radio8 with 3 trial months
Steering Column: Tilt and telescopic, manual
Steering Wheel: Leather-wrapped rim with audio and cruise controls
Theft-Deterrent System: Content-theft alarm, immobilizer, PASS-Key III


Air Bags:3 Rear seat-mounted thorax
Audio System with Navigation: AM/FM/SiriusXM8 stereo, single CD/DVD player and MP3 player, 80-GB Hard Drive Device (HDD) with 30 GB for music storage, HDD-based voice-activated navigation,9 USB port4 (located in the center console)
Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC VVT V-6 with E8510 capability (303 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque)
Entertainment System:11 Rear-seat dual-display DVD in the seatbacks with dual-wireless headphones
Sunroof: Power, oversize
18" Chrome Wheels: Available on 1SL,12 1SN12 and 1SP


Convenience Group (1SD): Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, driver 4-way power lumbar seat adjuster, Remote Vehicle Starter System and Universal Home Remote transmitter
Leather Group (1SL): Includes all of 1SD plus heated driver and front passenger seats, leather-appointed seats, front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster, front halogen fog lamps with projector technology and outside heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators and ground illumination
Premium I Group (1SN): Includes 1SL plus Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist, memory settings for driver seat and outside mirrors, auto-dimming outside mirrors and Rear-Vision Camera
Premium II Package (1SP): Includes 1SN plus leather and wood-grain heated steering wheel, driver and front passenger ventilated seats, perforated leather-appointed seating, power rear sunshade, E-Z Key Passive Entry System and push-button start
Premium III Package (1SR): Includes 1SP plus the Entertainment Package, 18" chrome wheels and HiPer Strut front Suspension
Touring Package (1ST): Includes all of 1SP and Driver Confidence Package (PCI) plus 19" 9-spoke painted, machined alloy wheels; P245/40R19 all-season, blackwall tires; HiPer Strut Front Suspension; rear H-arm suspension; continuously variable real-time chassis damping; Sport Mode Selectivity and the Navigation System9


Driver Confidence Package (PCI): Side Blind Zone Alert, xenon High-Intensity Discharge articulating headlamps and Head-Up Display
Entertainment Package (PDB): Harman Kardon® 384-watt 11-speaker 5.1 Matrix surround system and 120V power outlet


19" Wheel Package Noise-Canceling Headphones
All-Weather Floor Mats Rear Spoiler
Cargo Tray Tire Repair Kit
Exterior Protection Package: Includes custom-molded splash guards and rear bumper protector
  • 1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 2 Requires 2.4L engine.
  • 3 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 4 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 5 Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.
  • 6 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which Bluetooth phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 8 Requires a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. SiriusXM Radio service only available in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. For more information and to view Customer Agreement, visit siriusxm.com.
  • 9 Map coverage available in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • 10 E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels to find an E85 station near you.
  • 11 Requires optional Navigation System.
  • 12 Requires available V-6 engine.
  • 13 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.

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