2010 Buick Lucerne

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Buick Lucerne. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    227-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2010 Buick Lucerne

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 Luce...
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



Latest 2010 Lucerne Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

So glad I checked Cars.com

by Gina James from Lamar, Colo on July 16, 2018

Just what we were looking for! Comfortable in front and in back and great value for a car that seems to be as good as most luxury cars out there! Read full review

(5.0)

Last of the real cars

by vella2018 from Pittsburgh Pa on July 12, 2018

Easier than a Cadillac to repair. Has American real car feel. Its big as a car, and luxury inside. I wish Gm wouldnt stop making a larger "Buick car" Its a HIghway star and nice enough for a formal ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Buick Lucerne currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Buick Lucerne has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Lucerne received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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