Buick launches their second Avenir model with the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir, but does it live up to the Enclave Avenir we featured earlier this year?
Our Spotlight focuses on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir, the second vehicle in Buick's new top-trim sub-brand, similar to what GMC has with Denali. The LaCrosse is considered a mid-size executive sedan according to the EPA, despite it's full-size exterior dimensions. Now in it's third generation, we take a look back at the previous models and how they compete with today's version.
This full tour and review of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir focuses on all the exterior and interior features of this car, such as HID Xenon headlights, fog lights, cornering lamps, keyless entry, LED tail lights, leather seating, heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, a head up display, navigation, and Bose audio. We also talk about the features this Avenir is missing, such as power folding mirrors, LED headlights, 360º camera system, GM's video rearview camera, automatic high beams, and side window sun shades.
At about $56,000 Canadian, this mid-size executive sedan is more expensive than the fully loaded Acura TLX, but less than the fully loaded Infiniti Q70. We try to figure out if this Buick offers more than the competition, and if this type of vehicle is still going to only appeal to current Buick customers.