• (4.7) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,419–$14,483
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 227-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2010 Buick Lucerne

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Buick Lucerne

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

  • 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

2010 Buick Lucerne Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The front-wheel-drive Lucerne entry-luxury full-size sedan comes with a V-6 in CX and CXL trims and a V-8 in the Super trim level. Competitors include the Toyota Avalon.

New for 2010
New options include 18-inch chrome wheels on the Super, new interior choices on the CXL and three new exterior colors. Bluetooth is also a new option.

Exterior
Buick promotes the Lucerne's snug body gaps and tight wheel-to-wheel-well relationships. Built on a 115.6-inch wheelbase, the Lucerne measures 203.2 inches long overall, stands 58 inches tall and is 73.8 inches wide.

The Super trim includes special badges, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a specially appointed interior and a grille with bright slats.

  • Waterfall-style grille
  • Chrome portholes reminiscent of old Buicks
  • Super models feature dual exhaust tailpipes and 18-inch wheels
  • CX and CXL models wear 17-inch rims; chrome finish is optional
  • Optional chrome finish on Super's 18-inch wheels
  • Pearl Frost Tricoat, Light Bronze Metallic and Sand Beige Metallic are new colors


Interior
Seating for either five or six occupants is available on lower trims, but Super versions can only seat five. Second-row legroom is 41 inches. The trunk holds 17.0 cubic feet of cargo.
  • Available eight-way heated driver and front-passenger seats, power lumbar, memory settings and a heated leather steering wheel
  • Six-way power front seats standard
  • Optional touch-screen navigation system and 280-watt nine-speaker audio system (Super)


Under the Hood
The Lucerne sports a 3.9-liter V-6 in the CX and CXL, with a 4.6-liter V-8 in the Super.
  • 292-hp, 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)
  • 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


Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 9 reviews

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Built in Detroit!

by California Car from Rochester, Michigan on August 6, 2017

The Buick Lucerne is a retro-style car. It's full-sized and considered a 2010 luxury vehicle. I Agree! It's a completely smooth ride.

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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