For those who’re opting for the 2020 Buick Lacrosse over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Buick Lacrosse. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 Buick Lacrosse occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Buick Lacrosse gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Buick Lacrosse, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Buick Lacrosse’s experience and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2020 Buick Lacrosse’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Buick Lacrosse are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Buick Lacrosse additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Buick Lacrosse fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Buick Lacrosse, which pushes the 2020 Buick Lacrosse into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.