The eco-minded eAssist version of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is priced at at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge.
So all the money you might be able to save on fuel, as the car does 37 mpg highway fuel economy, you have to spend in advance on the car! On the upside, the LaCrosse eAssist is not like the other eco cars of this class, slow and dull. It is actually quite sprightly thanks to its 303 horsepower (226 kW) and 264 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm) 3.6 liter V6. They even offer an all-wheel-drive version.
The fuel economy boost that LaCrosse with eAssist offers comes from state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery system and electric motor-generator that enables regenerative braking capability.
The car is also well-equipped with dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, full-color driver information center, and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Later they will even offer the Buick IntelliLink for the car, which uses Bluetooth or USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a new 8-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display radio.
“LaCrosse with eAssist is the smart choice for those who want great fuel economy without sacrificing the driving dynamics and passenger comfort that have made Buick the fastest-growing major automotive brand in the United States,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.