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By Cars.com Staff
June 30, 2010
Vehicle Overview The front-wheel-drive Lucerne entry-luxury full-size sedan comes with a V-6 in CX, CXL and EXL trims and a V-8 in the Super trim level. Competitors include the Toyota Avalon.
New for 2011 Buick adds a standard electronic stability system to the Lucerne.
Exterior Buick promotes the Lucerne's snug body gaps and tight wheel-to-wheel-well relationships. It has many traditional Buick styling pieces, including a waterfall grille and portholes on the flanks. The Super trim includes special badges, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a specially appointed interior and a grille with bright slats. Exterior features include:
Standard 17-inch wheels
Super models feature dual exhaust tailpipes and 18-inch wheels
Optional chrome finish on Super's 18-inch wheels
Optional remote start
Optional parking assist
Optional lane departure warning system
Interior Seating for either five or six occupants is available on lower trims, but Super versions can only seat five. Interior features include:
Available eight-way heated front seats, power lumbar, memory settings and a heated leather steering wheel
Six-way power front seats standard
Optional navigation system and 280-watt nine-speaker audio system
Under the Hood The Lucerne offers a choice of a V-6 or V-8 engine. Features and specifications include:
292-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 with 288 pounds-feet of torque (Super)
227-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 with 237 pounds-feet of torque (CX, CXL, EXL)
V-6 is flex-fuel (E85) capable
Both engines use four-speed automatic transmission
Super models get a recalibrated suspension that Buick says provides better performance
Safety Six airbags are standard in all Lucernes. Safety features include:
Side-impact and side curtain airbags
All-disc antilock brakes
Optional park assist and electronic stability system