2015 Buick LaCrosse Test Drive

By Barbara Schaffer San Jose, Calif. ? I was tempted to tell the valet at the hotel, ?That?s not a Buick? when he brought me the Carbon Black Metallic Buick LaCrosse. I had enjoyed the series of Buick television commercials where people don?t recognize a Buick — I assume, because they looked so good —…

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Test Drive: Buick LaCrosse eAssist

Palo Alto, Calif. ? Buick has gone through some fascinating changes through the years.? Remember when it was only old guys that drove Buicks?? That stigma made it difficult to sell to the younger and mid-age car buyers and probably still affects sales today.? Then in a strange twist Buick became the top selling brand…

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2012 Buick LaCrosse eASSIST

“Buick LaCrosse adds eASSIST mild hybrid model?         Buick offers significant choices in their LaCrosse lineup for the 2012 modelyear. You can get a 2.4-liter Ecotec DOHC, 16-valve inline four-cylinder Direct Injection and an advanced 115V lithium-ion battery and latest-generation 15-kW belt-driven, liquid-cooled motor-generator unit that benefits from regenerative braking with up…

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The High Mileage 2013 Malibu ECO

Chevrolet showed off the next generation Malibu sedan in New York in April and while the styling is not quite revolutionary, the drivetrain is cutting edge making the 2013 Malibu ECO the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in Chevy?s 100-year history. The high fuel economy comes in part from the eAssist? ?light electrification? technology which is…

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Buick Makes eAssist? Standard on 2012 LaCrosse

Is a hybrid with another name, still a hybrid? Buick revealed a new standard powertrain for the 2012 LaCrosse in Los Angles this week, and it?s a hybrid even though the new office name is called eAssist?. By adding a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery system and electric motor-generator, engineers were able to increase fuel economy of…

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