Unveiled yesterday afternoon at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 LaCrosse is a Lexus ES 350 competitor that features a controversial design that has received a mixed reaction from our readers.  While it's certainly not as attractive as the critically-acclaimed Avenir concept, the model has HID headlights, front fender vents, and "sweepspear" sides which look a tad out of place.


The interior has also been criticized by our readers but it's still a step in the right direction as it boasts higher quality materials and an improved design that incorporates a stylish dashboard, a floating center console, and copious amounts of faux wood trim.  Buyers will also be able to order a variety of options including a heated steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger, and perforated leather front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functions.  The car can also be equipped with a Bose audio system and an IntelliLink infotainment system with an eight-inch display and Apple CarPlay / Auto Android compatibility.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine resides under the hood and produces 305 bhp (227 kW) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque.  It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse will go on sale early next summer and pricing will likely start in the low-to-mid $30,000 range.

Gallery: 2017 Buick LaCrosse hits the street in a new promotional video

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