Trying to shake years of a reputation as the go-to car for the retirement community set, Buick gave the LaCrosse (sold as the Allure in Canada, due to an unfortunate similarity to their slang term for masturbation, and I am not making that up), a makeover inside and out to appeal to a buyer who doesn’t plan on driving it to weekly urologist appointments.
The exterior gets a sleeker look, with a dramatic side crease flowing back from an updated waterfall grill, all the way back to the dual exhaust ports. But the real story is the interior, which finally addresses one of my personal pet peeves with American cars: they all have that cheap, rental car feel.
Inside, the LaCrosse is fitted with unique adjustable ambient lighting that gives the car a serious luxury feel. (Check out the animation below.) Add in leather seats, heated steering wheel, wood trim and glowing instrument panel with head’s up display, and they’ve taken the car miles from its senior-only image.