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2009 Buick Lucerne

At a Glance

Pricing $29,265 - $40,205
Drive Types FWD
Engines 3.9l V6, 4.6l V8
Transmissions A4
Fuel Economy 15-17 (city), 22-26 (highway)

The Lucerne is a sleek full size sedan, but has enough chrome to remind you it's a Buick. Engine choices include a SULEV 3.8L V-6 or a DOHC 4.6L V-8. While most competitors have 5 or 6-speed automatics, the Lucerne makes do with 4-speed transmission. The Northstar V-8 in the sporty Lucerne Super is tuned for more power and has a shorter final drive ratio for better acceleration. Stabilitrak stability control is standard on all models. Intended to compete with the Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES350, the Buick offers more room and power than the Avalon, and costs less than the ES350.

What Changed:

Lucerne is offered in CX,CXL and Super trim levels for 2009. A new 3.9L V6 replaces the 3.8L V6 as the base engine for CX and CXL models. The new engine offers improved power and fuel economy. Lucerne V6 models are E85 capable for 2009.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Lucerne CX 3.9l V6 (227-bhp) A4 FWD 17/26/21 $29,265
Lucerne CX Comfort and Convenience 3.9l V6 (227-bhp) A4 FWD 17/26/21 $29,760
Lucerne CXL 3.9l V6 (227-bhp) A4 FWD 17/26/21 $32,520
Lucerne CXL Driver Confidence 3.9l V6 (227-bhp) A4 FWD 17/26/21 $33,465
Lucerne Super 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A4 FWD 15/22/18 $40,205