2020 BUICK LACROSSE STANDARD MILD HYBRID POWERTRAIN REVIEW
Buick will continue to offer you a 3.6-liter V-6 that was the only engine selection on the 2020 LaCrosse. But for 2018, the new standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with eAssist light electrification. This system employs a compact electric motor and a .45-kilowatt-hr lithium-ion battery pack that merchants energy was taken from regenerative braking.
City fuel economy is also 19-percent increased compared to the LaCrosse’s V-6 engine. The recent LaCrosse nets 20-21 mpg in the city according to whether or not you decide for all-wheel drive. Buick provided an eAssist drivetrain as standard on the past-generation LaCrosse. That car highlighted a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 15-kilowatt motor-generator excellent for 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Output statistics for the 2018 LaCrosse eAssist are 194 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to the new standard engine, the starting price of the LaCrosse will drop substantially. The 2017 LaCrosse commences at $32,990, but the new model will start at $30,490. The V-6 engine, which will be offered on choose trim amounts, will come paired to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Buick claims the new transmission will spread out to five of its models by this time next year. Presently, the LaCrosse is only available with an eight-speed. Buick is also broadening all-wheel-drive to the mid-level Essence trim. Three new colors-Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, and Red Quartz Tintcoat-are available for the new model year.