The 2007 Buick LaCrosse is meant to replace the admired Buick stalwarts, the Century and the Regal. It is intended to be built like a comfortable cruiser for the slightly sporty driver. Unfortunately, the LaCrosse midsize family sedan lags behind the competition. While its power and quiet-ride comfort are noticeable LaCrosse high points, the uncomfortable seats, serious lack of features, and subpar handling cause it to be easily outshined by the extensive competition. It’s not a bad car, but buyers can find many better choices.
The 2007 Buick LaCrosse offers more standard features. An upgraded OnStar system with turn-by-turn directions is now standard on all trims, while XM satellite radio is standard on the CXS. There are a few new wheel designs and new upholstery fabric available for all models. GM also extends the powertrain warranty on all of its models to five years or 100,000 miles.
The 2007 Buick LaCrosse midsize family sedan is offered in three trim levels: CX, CXL, and CXS. The CX comes with 16-inch steel wheels, while the LaCrosse CXL adds alloy wheels. The top-of-the-line CXS provides a more powerful V-6, a sport-tuned suspension, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Many of the features on the CXS can be added to the lower trims.
The 2007 Buick LaCrosse offers standard safety features that include full-length, head-protecting side curtain side airbags, OnStar, traction control, a tire-pressure monitor, and anti-lock disc brakes. Stability control is an option for the CXS only. Torso-protecting front-seat side airbags are not available. In NHTSA crash tests, the 2007 Buick LaCrosse earned a five-star rating for driver and front passenger protection in frontal impacts. In NHTSA side impact tests, all LaCrosses scored four out of five stars for rear seat passenger protection. Models made after February 2007 scored three stars in front-impact tests. This was an upgrade over models made previously in the model year, which received a paltry one star. However, a service bulletin was issued for the earlier models that will bring its crash performance up to the level of the later production cars. In IIHS testing, the LaCrosse scored a ""good,"" the highest possible score, in frontal-offset tests, but only a ""marginal"" rating, the second lowest of four, in that agency's side-impact testing.