For those of you who want the good look of the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse but financially and environmentally conscientious, there is 2.4-liter 4-cylinder version of the Buick LaCrosse for you. With the Ecotec 2.4-liter engine, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse not only is easy on the pocket but to buy and own as well. The four-banger Ecotec engine delivers 30 miles per gallon at an EPA rating, which means that it is tested and certified by Uncle Sam.
The LaCrosse CX with the Ecotec 2.4L has an MSRP of $26,995, which is about $4000 to $5000 cheaper than the V6 model. As stated by GM in its goal of the 4-cylinder 2010 Buick LaCrosse,
“As Buick continues its transformation, new products like the 2.4L-powered LaCrosse CX are helping us reach all-new customers,” said Craig Bierley, Buick’s product marketing director. “It gives them a fuel-efficient option that’s simply not available with the competition.”
With help of direct fuel injection into the each cylinder itself, fuel consumption can be managed considerably. The Ecotec 2.4L deliver 182 horsepower (136 kW) and 172 lb-ft. of torque, with full torque realizes at about 4,900 rpm.
In the 2011 model, the current V6 will be scrapped out to be replaced with the more fuel efficient engines of the Ecotec 2.4L and 3.6L V-6 with variable valve timing will be the two engines offered in the vehicle.