2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir Demands a $3,700 Premium

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The most luxurious version of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse will start from $45,795 including destination.

Set to arrive dealerships by early February, the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir is $3,700 more than the current range-topping LaCrosse Premium, which starts from $42,095. Shoppers looking for all-wheel drive on the LaCrosse Avenir will face a price tag of $47,995.

The Avenir sub-brand was launched last year in a bid to move Buick more upmarket, and the LaCrosse is the second vehicle to receive the treatment. According to Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC, “Nine out of 10 LaCrosse buyers are choosing one oft he top two trim levels – customers are signaling they want more from Buick.”

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The first Avenir model introduced was the Enclave, and according to a company spokesman, approximately 35 percent of Enclave sales have been for the Avenir model.

Additions to the LaCrosse Avenir include a three-dimensional mesh chrome grille, Avenir script badging on the doors, and model-exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels. More changes can be found on the inside, with Chestnut dash and door trim, Avenir-embroidered first-row headrests, and Avenir-scripted sill plates. The model also has several features as standard that are normally optional on other LaCrosse variants, including navigation, a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound premium audio system, and a panoramic sunroof.

The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir is only available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 horsepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Mec-One Mec-One on Jan 09, 2018

    9 speed transmission is nice but, Buick gonna have to slap a turbo on it like the Lincoln Continental .......

  • K.C. K.C. on Jan 10, 2018

    Looks handsome except for plain tail lights, seems expensive but GM discounts should be generous. But, I'd buy a Buick Regal TourX or Kia Stinger before a LaCrosse.