2014 Buick LaCrosse to cost drivers $34,060

General Motors' 2014 Buick LaCrosse, set to appear in auto showrooms soon, offers drivers 36 mpg on the highway and an eight-inch touch-screen display. The new Buick LaCrosse can also stream Pandora through its cabin.

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The 2014 Buick LaCrosse 3.6L V6 comes with a price tag of $34,060, but those looking to optimize the car with additional features — including a sophisticated infotainment system — may end up paying more than $40,000 for the ride.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is ready to start rolling out into showrooms, and those interested can finally start putting down a number on the check they'll have to write.

General Motors has announced pricing for the updated machine, and it's set to start at $34,060. That price includes the $925 destination and handling charge as well as a handful of premium standard amenities.

For the base price of entry, the LaCrosse comes equipped with IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch touch-screen display that can be reconfigured, and the eAssist powertrain to aid in the ever-increasing quest for more miles per gallon. The 2014 LaCrosse is rated to hit around 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

The base price might start under $35,000, but the average transaction price may wind up closer to, if not greater than, $40,000 once the excellent V-6 is chosen. The order sheet can get a might expensive once you start ticking too many boxes. If you do that, you'll wind up paying Cadillac prices for a machine that's, um, not a Cadillac.

Still, it sounds like Buick is planning to stuff the car with a plethora of upscale optional extras that will make the car feel worth the price. The LaCrosse is a handsome machine that has an infotainment system which could make even the youngest outliers of the Buick buyers group rather happy. Pandora radio can be streamed through the cabin, and hands-free features abound. It will be interesting to see if any of that new tech can draw in a younger audience.

For more, see our 2014 Buick LaCrosse review.

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