2011 Buick LaCrosse  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#26 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#57 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Buick LaCrosse
The LaCrosse, a mainstay of Buick's lineup since 2005, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Buick LaCrosse has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Buick LaCrosse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0451% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1506%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0451% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1506% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9151Hyundai AzeraBuick LucerneChevrolet ImpalaNissan MaximaHonda CrosstourFord MustangChrysler 300Dodge ChargerToyota VenzaBuick RegalFord TaurusBuick LaCrosseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Buick LaCrosse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 91. The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is safer than the 2011 Hyundai Azera, the 2011 Buick Lucerne, the 2011 Chevrolet Impala, and the 2011 Nissan Maxima and less safe than the 2011 Buick Regal, the 2011 Toyota Venza, the 2011 Dodge Charger, and the 2011 Chrysler 300. It is about as safe as the 2011 Ford Mustang and the 2011 Ford Taurus.

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