The LaCrosse also has the G25 beat under the hood, as the Buick in CXL and CXS trim comes to battle with a 3.6-liter Spark Ingnition Direct Injection V6 with Variable Valve Timing that cranks out 280 hp and 259 lb/ft of torque. By comparison, the G25 is way down on power, only extracting 218 hp and 187 lb/ft of torque from its compact 2.5-liter V6.
Another crucial difference between these two machines is that the all-wheel-drive LaCrosse CXL starts at $29,690, while the G25 with all-wheel-drive costs considerably more, with an MSRP of $35,000. Although both vehicles tackle corners with different driving dynamics, both machines handle exceptionally well. However, on the freeway, the LaCrosse is noticeably more composed even over the bumpiest stretches of asphalt thanks to its larger size and more forgiving suspension. The reason? Buick's HiPer Strut suspension, which is new to the North American market. HiPer Strut is a premium, technologically advanced suspension design that improves ride and handling characteristics and offers more precise steering. The LaCrosse offers it, and the G25 doesn't.
Inside, the Lacrosse is silent as a monastery thanks to its front window acoustic glass and five-millimeter-thick glass in the rear. A silent cabin is one of the first elements Gorham NH Buick
buyers associate with quality and luxury, and in this arena the Infiniti simply can't compete.
Inside the LaCrosse, you'll be comforted by perforated leather seats and high quality materials throughout. The LaCrosse has one of the finest interiors of any car in its class, and exudes a level of quality and luxury higher than the G25 can offer. If you spend any time in the backseat of the LaCrosse, you'll be doing it with 40.5 inches of legroom, nearly six full inches more than the G25.
On the features front, the Lacrosse has a long list of all the must-haves in a luxury sedan. Heated and ventilated front power seats, a keyless start system, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning, Bluetooth integration, a power rear sunshade and an 11-speaker, 384-watt harman/kardon stereo system featuring XM Satellite Radio and navigation all help boost the value of the Lacrosse to segment-leading heights.
The LaCrosse returned a perfect five out of five stars in all 2010 National Highway Traffic Safety frontal and side-impact tests, whereas the Infiniti only received four stars for frontal-impact protection for the front passenger. The LaCrosse also earned a 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, an award the G25 cannot claim.
As the icing on the cake, MSRP for the mid-range V6 Lacrosse CXL is nearly $1,000 less than the base $32,000 G25, so it shouldn't come as any surprise that Consumer's Digest rated the 2011 Lacrosse a "Best Buy."
When you're really looking for the most bang for your luxury buck with a perfect amount of sportiness sprinkled in, the Buick LaCrosse, available at your New Hampshire Buick
dealer, Berlin City Chevrolet GMC Buick, is a sure-fire winner. Come in for a test-drive today and discover the new Buick for yourself.
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