2018, 2019 Buick LaCrosse Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New for the 2018 Buick LaCrosse?
This year, Buick has introduced a new, fuel-saving standard powertrain for the LaCrosse. eAssist combines a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor with a six-speed automatic transmission. It gets a class-leading 25/35 city/highway miles per gallon along with 194 horsepower. Other than that, the LaCrosse remains unchanged from 2017, when it was a contender for Motor Trend's Car of the Year.
Trims and Features
The LaCrosse can accommodate up to five passengers and features plenty of headroom and legroom in both rows of seats. You'll find an attractive, modern design and high-quality materials that wouldn't be out of place in a much more expensive vehicle. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse has 15 cubic feet of trunk space along with rear seats that fold flat for more room.
The base model of the LaCrosse is equipped with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A wireless hotspot and eight-speaker stereo system are also standard. Creature comforts include faux leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Jump up to the Preferred trim for an upgraded steering wheel and satellite radio. With the Essence trim, you'll enjoy leather upholstery, heated front seats, and wireless smartphone charging. Drivers who opt for this trim can also choose between several update packages.
The top-of-the-line Premium trim is fully loaded with massaging, climate-controlled front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and upgraded driver assistance tech, and can be upgraded even further with most of the same packages offered for the Premium trim.
The cushioned suspension provides a comfortable ride in the LaCrosse, especially if you choose the optional adaptive suspension that lets you toggle between standard and sport modes. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option on higher trim levels.
Drivers who want more horsepower than provided by the eAssist powertrain can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6. This engine provides a powerful 310 horses paired with an upgraded nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition to potent power, it provides an above-average 21/30 city/highway miles per gallon.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse was named a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.
Every trim comes standard with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Higher trims are equipped with even more high-tech driver assistance, include rear cross traffic alert, lane departure and forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, active park assist, and the brand's Safety Alert Seat. This feature vibrates to alert the driver of danger.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Buick Lacrosse invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Buick Lacrosse MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.