Two different interior configurations are offered for the LaCrosse; six-passenger models have a front bench seat with a flip-down center armrest, large storage bin, and column-mounted shifter, while five-passenger models have two bucket seats in front with a deep center-console storage area and console-mounted shifter.
The LaCrosse's interior has a crafted appearance, with chrome and woodgrain trim and soft-touch materials. Special attention was paid to keeping the interior quiet; for instance, the windshield and front glass use a special acoustical laminate, while steel laminate is used in front of the dashboard. Additional roof-pillar baffles, lower-body sound deadeners, a specially tuned exhaust system, and engine-compartment sound insulation help make the LaCrosse one of the quietest sedans inside.
The base CX and more luxurious CXL get a 200-horsepower, 3.8L iron-block V6 engine. Sportier CXS models step up to a 240-horsepower, 3.6L DOHC V6 with variable valve timing; and on the top Super, a 300-horsepower, 5.3L V8 engine is standard. All three engines are matched with a four-speed automatic transmission.
The V8 employs active fuel management, which cuts of the fuel supply to half of the cylinders during coasting or cruising to save fuel; the base V6 also posts 28 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.
The CXS gets a sport-tuned suspension and larger stabilizer bars for responsive handling. And to handle the added power, V8 models come with a specially tuned suspension with Bilstein monotube struts, larger front and rear brake rotors, and high-precision steering gear.
StabiliTrak stability control, which can apply brake force to individual wheels to restore stability, is standard on the LaCrosse, along with anti-lock brakes.
Standout features available on the LaCrosse include ultrasonic rear parking assist, rear passenger reading lamps, heated power outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote start with a range of up to 195 feet.
Chromed Appearance Package, includes front and rear chromed fascia inserts, body-color bodyside molding and chromed insert
Grille, chrome waterfall
Door handles, chrome
Daytime Running Lamps, switchable
Headlamps, halogen composite with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front intermittent, structure-less wiper blades
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, Theftlock and 6 speakers
XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com)
Antenna, integral rear
Seats, front bucket, includes 6-way power driver seat adjuster, 2-way manual front passenger seat adjuster with fore/aft controls, outboard head restraints, front seatback map pockets and rear armrest with dual cup holders
Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power lumbar
Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Floor mats, front and rear, stain-resistant
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted cruise controls
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
Personalization features, includes driver memory, 2 specific Remote Keyless Entry FOB controls for the driver identification greeting, audio system settings, station presets, content theft, automatic door locks, activation verification, perimeter lighting, delayed locking and (UD7) Rear Parking Assist (if equipped)
Remote vehicle starter system
Instrumentation with Driver Information Center and compass, 5-button includes language selection (English, Spanish and French), date, oil life monitor, odometer, driver warning messages, personalization features (door locks and interior/exterior lighting), reminder tones and analog instrumentation (speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and trip odometer)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows, power with driver Express-Down
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety
Retained accessory power, power windows, audio system and sunroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range
Trunk release, driver and front passenger door lock buttons, push and hold 3 seconds
Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, immobilizer
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and rear seat heating/cooling outlets
Air filtration system
Defogger, rear-window electric
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding
Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with coat hook on left rear passenger assist handle (Front passenger assist handle not available when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)
Cargo net, trunk
OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger and side head curtain for 1st and 2nd row outboard passengers (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger. (Includes center position lap belt when (AV8) 6-passenger seating is ordered.)
Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions