2016 Buick LaCrosse  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#48 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#99 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Buick LaCrosse
The LaCrosse, a mainstay of Buick's lineup since 2005, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Buick LaCrosse packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse is below 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 2016 Buick LaCrosse has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2016 Buick LaCrosse has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6308%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0493% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6308% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Buick LaCrosse offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 5%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9059Kia CadenzaHyundai Santa FeHyundai AzeraToyota AvalonBuick LaCrosseNissan MaximaDodge ChallengerDodge ChargerChrysler 300Lincoln MKZBuick RegalFord TaurusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2016 Buick LaCrosse is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2016 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2016 Ford Taurus, the 2016 Buick Regal, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ, the 2016 Chrysler 300, the 2016 Dodge Charger, and the 2016 Dodge Challenger. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota Avalon and the 2016 Nissan Maxima.

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