• (4.8) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,667$13,811
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 219-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Buick Lucerne

Our Take on the 2009 Buick Lucerne

The front-wheel-drive Lucerne entry-luxury full-size sedan comes with a new V-6 in CX and CXL trims and a V-8 in the Super trim level. Competitors include the Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon.New 227-horsepower, 3.9-liter V-6 makes an additional 30 hp over the previous V-6 and is standard on CX an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • New 227-hp, 3.9-liter V-6
  • Available blind-spot- and lane-departure-warning systems
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional remote starter

2009 Buick Lucerne Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2008 about the Super version of the 2008 Buick Lucerne. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The Buick Lucerne full-size sedan's biggest change for the 2008 model year is the addition of a Super trim level, whi... Read full review for the 2009 Buick Lucerne

Consumer Reviews


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by Myrtle Beach Amy from Myrtle Beach, SC on October 27, 2010

I previously owned 2 Cadillac El Dorados. After totalling the last, I tried the DeVille...hated it! My husband asked me to just "look" at the Lucerne. I'm glad I did...the Northstar is same motor of t... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Buick Lucerne Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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