California Autos Examiner

Saturday, July 25, 2009

2010 Buick LaCrosse takes a pretty picture

2010 Buick LaCrosse (source: gm)

What impresses this author the most about the 2010 Buick LaCrosse is the sedan's styling. There is just enough swoop and jewelry to keep you interested but not so much that it becomes gaudy (the hood vents are a bit iffy).

Previously, I have reported on the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and its merits.

General Motors has released another cache of images and I think it deserves a slideshow! I complimented GM officials the other day on the great photography of the 2010 LaCrosse, but honestly the credit lies much more with the sylists. This LaCrosse simply takes a great picture no matter what you park it in front of.

All of this excitement about the styling doesn't make the LaCrosse a perfect car. Some publications carp about the fact that the top of the line 280HP engine cannot be coupled with all wheel drive. With 280 ponies galloping out the front wheels, you are going to get some torque steer and that is not good for anybody. The LaCrosse is also a bit portly, running around 4,000 pound give or take.

Still that is not to detract from the great achievement that is the 2010 LaCrosse. It has been a long time coming and now GM finally has resources to promote the brand. Hopefully a foray into a lesser models, AKA Regal and a next generation Astra redirect to Buick can be carried off with similar style and class.

For more info: Read this comparison article by Automobile magazine. They pit a 2010 LaCrosse against a Hyundai Genesis.

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