The technology available on LaCrosse enhances a suite of standard safety features that is designed to meet the criteria for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 20 Star Safety Rating. Highlights include front-, side- and roof-mounted head-curtain air bags, StabiliTrak stability- and traction-control system. The safety and security of OnStar is also included for the first year of ownership.
LaCrosse's stiff body structure serves as the foundation for precise suspension tuning, safety and a quiet ride. Buyers can choose from a family of efficient, direct-injection six-cylinder engines and a fuel-conserving six-speed automatic transmission with tap-up/tap-down control.
The direct injection engines in the LaCrosse create more power with less fuel and reduce vehicle emissions through greater combustion control — particularly cold-start emissions that are reduced by up to 25 percent.
The 2010 LaCrosse will be offered in three models — CX, CXL and CXS:
- CX — equipped with a new 3.0 L direct injection V6, premium cloth seats and 17-inch wheels. The 3.0 L engine generates an estimated 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 211 lb-ft of torque (286 Nm) and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
- CXL — also equipped with the new 3.0 L direct injection V6, adds leather-appointed heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror with LED turn indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch wheels. Intelligent AWD is available.
- CXS — equipped with a 3.6 L direct injection V6; real-time active-dampening suspension; perforated, leather-appointed, heated and cooled seats, and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels (19-inch optional). The 3.6 L engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, generates an estimated 280 horsepower (209 kW) and 261 lb-ft of torque (354 Nm).
LaCrosse production will begin this summer at the Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kan.