Buick’s on a roll. For each of the last three years, its global sales have exceeded one million vehicles, helped by the brand’s enormous popularity in China. Perhaps more telling: Some 50 percent of Buick buyers now come from other makes, an indicator that the marque is effectively shedding its image as an old person’s car.
Which brings to mind the LaCrosse, Buick’s large front-wheel-drive luxury sedan. More than any other car in the lineup, it’s the traditional Buick. But for 2017, an all-new techno-packed LaCrosse—with handsome styling influenced by the dramatic Avenir show car—seeks to shatter that stodgy image and begin competing with cars like the Lexus ES 350. Has Buick succeeded? Let’s find out in this Autobytel review of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.