It’s unfortunate the Buick LaCrosse finds itself lost in a maze-like market thrilled with crossovers and utility vehicles. From my first drive of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, I felt Buick had a serious contender on its hands. However, the LaCrosse has languished on dealership lots—not because it’s a poorly executed sedan, but because that’s simply not the market’s taste right now.
Buick will try to reinvigorate the LaCrosse for 2018 with a new entry-level model: the 2018 Buick LaCrosse eAssist, which utilizes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and GM’s mild-hybrid system. GM Authority had the opportunity to drive the 2018 LaCrosse eAssist at the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s fall rally, which attracts a flock of media professionals from across the region for a day of driving the industry’s newest cars.
After spending two days with the 2017 LaCrosse last year, I hopped into well-equipped LaCrosse eAssist this past week for