2007 Buick LaCrosse Interior
The interior of the LaCrosse is comfortable, quiet and well equipped, and the trunk gives it adequate cargo room for its class. AutoWeek says the interior is "handsome and enjoys a high build and material quality." Buick's "Quiettuning" initiative -- a series of design measures that dampen engine and road noise -- results in a serene cockpit. The reports, "The cabin is library quiet and very well constructed, with no titters, squeaks or rattles."
The LaCrosse seats five, or six with the optional front bench. The bench configuration doesn't provide a lot of wiggle room. BusinessWeek reports, "Six can make it in a pinch, like when you have to bring the family back from the airport." "Better make sure everyone really likes each other if you go the six-passenger route," cautions the .
The regularly configured "front buckets are more about cruising comfort than lateral support," according to Automobile Magazine. "Seats are soft," writes , "and the bottom cushions seemed longer than need be, but there is at least a modicum of lateral support to help hold one in place." The also finds, "Seats are soft yet supportive and bottom cushions are long." Forbes says, "Our test car's six-way electronically adjustable driver seat approximated an ideal driving position well enough," while Consumer Guide argues that the "available tilt/telescope steering wheel makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position."
"Front-seat space is bountiful," concedes Cars.com, "but backseat headroom and legroom are marginal." Most reviewers concur. MSN reports, "Two tall persons have good room up front, but there isn't much room to spare in the rear with the front seats moved back more than halfway." The Family Car contends, "People over six feet tall will not particularly enjoy the rear seating because the car's styling lowers ceiling height for those sitting next to the doors."
The CX comes standard with air conditioning, a tilting steering wheel, power locks with keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, a six-speaker stereo and a six-way power driver's seat. The CXL adds upgraded upholstery, climate control, a tilting and telescopic steering wheel, power lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, a split-folding rear bench, an alarm and more. The CXS gets standard satellite radio.
Stereo and Entertainment
The LaCrosse comes standard with a six-speaker stereo. For additional cost, a nine-speaker stereo with MP3 capability and a six-disc CD changer are available. XM satellite radio is standard on the CXS and an option on other models. Edmunds says the "audio controls are for the most part user-friendly, once one remembers the functions of the stereo's array of similar buttons." Autobytel deems it "a cinch to reach and operate."
"Many of the features on the CXS can be had on lower trims," explains Edmunds. Also available: rear parking assist, a power moonroof, a six-way adjustable passenger's seat, a remote-starting system and heated front seats. New Car Test Drive claims, "Optional features upgrade this car to a cut above."
The Lacrosse has good cargo capability for its size. Edmunds explains, "Five-passenger versions get a center armrest and storage container, while the six-passenger version has a column-mounted gear selector and a center armrest that folds away." Beyond the cabin, "a 16.0-cu-ft trunk with reasonably easy access takes care of the big stuff," writes Automobile Magazine. The trunk has "low liftover, nonintrusive lid hinges," says Consumer Guide, "but its opening is "too small to load larger boxes." Optional folding rear seat backs help increase cargo room. A storage net and cargo hooks come standard.