Cheers can be heard at Walser Buick GMC in Bloomington, Minnesota for the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, one of the auto maker's longest running and best selling vehicles to date. New features include the 2.4-liter I-4 Engine, which "helps return shockingly good fuel economy in this 3800-pound LaCrosse."1
It's true, LaCrosse offers some of the best in class fuel economy. If you're looking for top of the line trim, there's Buick's LaCrosse with eAssist Premium Edition. Another newbie offer for 2012, eAssist will help control the level of thrust and horsepower depending what terrain you're traveling on. It even activates the vehicle's start/stop technology while the car's in motion or stopping.
Best of all, the switch between regular engine power and eAssist is quick and quiet. In fact, after several minutes in the vehicle you won't even notice.
GM's eAssist enhances fuel mileage thanks to the use of a 15-kw motor generator, instead of your classic alternator. This shuts down the 182 horsepower four-cylinder engine when the car stops, restarting it when you press on the gas.
This gives LaCrosse chart topping fuel economy for a full-sized ride - 25 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg highway. You really need to test drive one of these luxury American made autos to get a feel for the comfort and amount you'll save at the pump.