2010 Buick Lucerne

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2010 Buick Lucerne
2010 Buick Lucerne

Key specs

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The good:

  • Highway poise
  • Automatic transmission behavior (V-8)
  • Forward visibility
  • Trunk space

The bad:

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

5 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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.

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

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

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Have always owned Buick cars. I feel safer.

I like larger cars,have plenty of trunk space to handle my walker too. Also, I don't care about all the fancy options on the newer models. This Lucerne is perfect for my needs.


Backseat ablaze

My 2010 Buick Lucerne burst into flames a few nights ago. My 1 year old and 7 year old were sitting in the back seat when the BATTERY that is inside the car underneath the back seat caught fire. I almost didn't get my 1 year old out in time.


Rides very smooth and is very comfortable!

The car i got is a great car so far rides smooth and the heated seats and steering wheel are wonderful!! The most comfortable car I've ever owned!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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