• 2009 Buick Lucerne

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  • 2009 Buick Lucerne

    #4 in 2009 Affordable Large Cars

  • 2009 Hyundai Azera

    #6 in 2009 Affordable Large Cars

  • 2009 Toyota Avalon

    #3 in 2009 Affordable Large Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $29,265
    • $24,970
    • $27,845
    • Avg. Paid
    • $4,569
    • $5,090
    • $6,081

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.9 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.1 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • Reliability
    • 5.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Comfortable, quiet ride
      • Clean and uncluttered interior layout
      • Spacious interior with plenty of back-seat room
      • Very spacious interior with solid fit and finish
      • Good stereo system
      • Powerful V6 engine
      • Excellent safety ratings
      • High fuel economy ratings for the class
    • Cons
      • Underpowered V6 engine
      • Lacks luxury options and contemporary appeal of competitors
      • Large turning radius and soft brakes
      • Ride too firm for some
      • Bland, uninspired exterior styling
      • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 FlexFuel 3.9L/237
    • Gas V6 3.3L/201
    • Gas V6 3.5L/211
    • MPG
    • 17 City / 26 Hwy
    • 18 City / 26 Hwy
    • 19 City / 28 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Dr Sedan CX
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 115.6
    • 109.4
    • 111.0
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 203.2
    • 192.7
    • 197.2
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.8
    • 72.8
    • 72.8
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 58.0
    • 58.7
    • 58.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3764
    • 3629
    • 3490
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Navigation from Telematics
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 108
    • 106.9
    • 106.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.5
    • 40.2
    • 38.9
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.5
    • 43.7
    • 41.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.0
    • 57.9
    • 59.4
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 56.7
    • 55.5
    • 55.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 38.2
    • 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.0
    • 38.2
    • 40.9
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.0
    • 57.1
    • 58.2
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 57.0
    • 55.1
    • 56.2
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 17.0
    • 16.6
    • 14.4
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Entertainment System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Split Bench Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6 FlexFuel
    • Gas V6
    • Gas V6
    • Displacement
    • 3.9L/237
    • 3.3L/201
    • 3.5L/211
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 227 @ 5700
    • 234 @ 6000
    • 268 @ 6200
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 237 @ 3200
    • 226 @ 3500
    • 248 @ 4700
    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 42.2
    • 37.4
    • 36.9
    Fuel
    • Flexible Fuel Capability
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 26
    • 26
    • 28
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.5
    • 19.8
    • 18.5
    Suspension
    • Air Suspension
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Double Wishbone
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Independent
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-link Strut
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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