...Fuel economy ratings stand at 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for the V6 and 15/22/18 for the V8. Safety: Standard across the 2009 Buick Lucerne line are antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control and brake assist are standard on the upper CX and CXL subsets as well as the Super, and are available on the lower CXL subsets. In government crash tests, the Lucerne earned a five-star rating (out of five) for protection of the driver and front passenger in frontal impacts. A four-star rating was given for...
...The Buick Lucerne is an often overlooked entry in the luxury full-size class.
...The steering wheel is heated and includes power tilt and telescoping adjustments. The semi-gloss blue gauge faces were difficult to read in some lighting conditions, and the gear selector feels imprecise and actually sounds cheap — like plastic surfaces rubbing against one another. The glove compartment is too small for a car of this size, but the center storage console is reasonably roomy. The front seats are cushy. I prefer a seat with more support, but I suspect some people would accept or even prefer these. I can't say the same about the backseat, however. In our comparison with two...
...Eight-way heated driver and front-passenger seats, power lumbar, memory settings and heated leather steering wheel on CXL Six-way power passenger seat and heated power outside rearview mirrors on CX Optional touch-screen navigation system and 280-watt nine-speaker audio system on Super trim Under the Hood In the CX or CXL, a 3.9-liter V-6 replaces the 3.8-liter V-6 and makes 30 more horsepower. 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 and CXL) V-6 is flex-fuel (E85) capable Both engines use a four-speed automatic...
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