2007 Buick Lucerne

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$25,745

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2007 Buick Lucerne

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Highway poise
  • Automatic transmission behavior (V-8)
  • Forward visibility
  • Trunk space
  • Input for MP3 players

The bad:

  • Northstar V-8's low-rpm torque
  • Wide turning circle
  • No fold-flat backseat
  • Forgettable face
  • Rear visibility

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • V-6 or V-8
  • Five- or six-person seating
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional remote starter
  • New interior and exterior colors

2007 Buick Lucerne review: Our expert's take

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The verdict:

Versus the competiton:


The full-size Lucerne shows how Buick has changed. It is as quiet as a church on Monday, big enough to carry five and has a refined and elegant interior.

The Lucerne is the top-of-the-line Buick. Its styling is clean and uncluttered, and some of the lines are reminiscent of those from competitors. The nose carries a variation of the traditional Buick oval grille.

The classy interior, lack of noise and room for five or six people are key reasons why the Lucerne is a serious competitor to cars such as the Toyota Avalon, Pontiac Bonneville and Ford Five Hundred.

The Lucerne is available with either a 3.8-liter V-6 or a 4.6-liter V-8. Prices start at $25,265 for the CX and $34,545 for the top CXS.

The test car was the top CXS powered by the 4.6-liter Northstar V-8. This 32-valve, all-aluminum engine cranks out 275 horsepower and is extremely smooth and well-mannered.

The transmission is a four-speed automatic, whereas many competitors have a five-speed or a six-speed automatic. The Buick’s shifts are very smooth, however.

The Lucerne’s 115.6-inch wheelbase gives it plenty of room inside for up to six people if you get the 40/20/40 front bench seat. It rides on the same chassis as the Cadillac DTS.

The Lucerne is one of the quietest cars in all of GM, thanks to careful attention to sound deadening. Engineers used a laminated steel firewall, laminated side glass in all four doors, baffles in the roof pillars and a “double-isolated” mounting system for the engine and transmission. Even the shape of the windshield wipers has been changed to eliminate wind noise.

The result is a cabin in which you can talk in low-to-normal voice at highway speeds and still be heard easily. The lack of noise also results in less fatigue on a long trip.

Lack of noise is only one element of the Lucerne’s appeal. The interior wears GM’s new interior design, and it can best be described as elegant simplicity. The instrument panel has soft textures, few seams and woodgrain trim. The gauges have dark backgrounds and light gray numerals, but they were hard to read in the daytime unless the headlights were on. The temperature buttons on the center stack were also hard for me to read unless the headlights were on. It would be simple to have the gauges and center stack lit permanently.

The CXS test car was equipped with heated and cooled front seats, remote start, rear parking assist, rain-sensing wipers, Harman Kardon audio system with six-disc changer and a navigation system.

The test car also had GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, a system that adjusts the suspension in real time as it hits bumps. The resulting ride is soft for comfort yet firm for responsive handling at higher speeds. The 18-inch wheels telegraphed small bumps through the steering wheel, and the larger wheels mean the turning circle is nearly as large as a full-size pickup’s.

Safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, traction control, StabiliTrak vehicle stability control, rear air suspension and brake assist. All models have six airbags, including a side-curtain airbag and a dual-depth front passenger airbag.

Price

The base price of the test CSX was $34,545. Options included 18-inch chrome wheels, navigation system, heated and cooled front seats, rear parking assist, heated washer fluid and premium paint. The sticker price was $40,675.

Warranty

The standard warranty is for four years or 50,000 miles, while the limited powertrain warranty is for five years or 100,000 miles.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.3

Head gasket keep blowing

I like everything about it except 1 head gasket blew while driving 35. Ok. Bought another engine with 77k miles on it. Cheaper than replacing the head gasket. Drove the car 3 months and that head gasket blew driving 55. Unbelievable! Now I gotta buy another engine. $1500 to replace the head gasket. $800 to get another engine put in. Can't win for nothing. If this happens again, Chevy will get a very bad rating from me. 2 engines in 1 year. Don't buy the Buick Lucerne CXL! Buick should fix this at no charge. This is my wife car. She 62, and does not drive crazy. she's walking. Thanks Buick! for the second time and is not happy. Bad product. Run!

5.0

Great Car! Stylish Reliable Runs like Brand New

This car took great care of my mother. It was used little, low miles and leather seats are extremely comfortable and look new. Passenger and back seats were rarely used. Look great and drive in style, this car has many more miles to go.

5.0

Very good

I really liked it, very smooth riding car and no problems with it. Looks nice on inside and out, 10/10 would recommend this vehicle to someone.

See all 66 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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