The Buick Lucerne is a highly competent sedan with smooth, clean lines and driving manners to match. Underway, it’s smooth and quiet, but with precise steering and a chassis that handles winding roads with aplomb. Inside, it’s elegant, comfortable and easy.
The Buick Lucerne comes in several models. The Lucerne CX is tuned as a traditional Buick, with the Premium Ride Suspension. The Lucerne CXL comes with a firmer Ride and Handling Suspension, and is positioned to compete with the Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES 350. We found it a very enjoyable car to drive, with agile handling and plenty of performance.
A full-size, front-wheel-drive sedan, the Lucerne benefits from a larger, more powerful, and more efficient V6 for 2009. Horsepower is up 15 percent from 197 to 227; while fuel economy has improved from 16/25 mpg city/highway to 17/26. The Lucerne comes loaded with more standard features for 2009, including a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface. XM radio with NavTraffic is available.
Lucerne CXL upgrades with leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, universal home remote, and a cargo net. The CXL suspension is tuned a little tighter, too, and includes Airlift rear shocks for automatic level control. New for 2009 are eight-way heated front seats with power lumbar support and memory settings, a heated leather steering wheel, and turn signals integrated into the outside mirrors.
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