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All 2010 Buick Lucerne models gain the rocker panels and fog lamps from the Super trim, while a new Special Edition CXL features the Super's Ebony or Cocoa/Shale interior. The Super offers new 18-inch chrome wheels, while Bluetooth is added to the base CX's option list.
Changes for 2009 are plentiful and include a new, 3.9-liter V6 engine on the CX and CXL trims. This engine is FlexFuel capable and provides an additional 30 horsepower and better fuel economy than last year's 3.8-liter V6. Both CX and CXL models receive a host of new standard features. CX trims gain cornering lamps, a six-way power passenger seat and heated side mirrors, while the CXL adds eight-way heated front seats with power lumbar support, a heated leather steering wheel and side mirror turn indicators.
The big news for 2008 is the rekindling of the Super name, which accompanies a more powerful version of the CXS trim's Northstar V8 engine, revised suspension tuning and unique interior design themes. New options include a Side Blind Zone Alert system that warns of vehicles in the driver's blind spot and a Lane Departure Warning system.
Although not quite an image breaker like the legendary Grand National, the Lucerne, along with its new stable mates the Regal and LaCrosse, is nevertheless changing people's mind about the Buick brand. Gone from the company flagship is the stereotypical cushy ride, soft seats and numb steering, replaced by a Cadillac-derived chassis outfitted with two potent engine options and a sophisticated sense of style. Although classified as a "near-luxury" car, the Lucerne's combination of affordable pricing and rich content offers those considering a Lincoln, Acura or Volvo a legitimate alternative with some serious cost savings.
By guamvet on Monday, March 16, 2009
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"Other than rather bland styling and performance I can not say anything bad about this vehicle. Very comfortable, quiet and roomy with excellent gas mileage for a large and heavy car. We regularly get 30MPG on interstate hwy trips, a bit over 20MPG around town. Trouble free so far, no mechanical or body problems. A good, reliable vehicle."
29 people out of 29 found this review helpful
By Sonny on Thursday, December 13, 2007
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"The 3.8L V6 has all the power I need, and more. This automobile gives outstanding gas mileage, significantly more MPG than the EPA rating. This is a large car and yet it gives as good or better gas mileage than virtually every foreign-made large car and even better mileage than many medium-size and small-size cars. I love it! I don't know what the long-term reliability will be in the short time I have had the car. However, we have a 2004 Buick LeSabre and based on that auto's reliability this one should be as good or better."
15 people out of 15 found this review helpful
By LillyMom on Monday, December 19, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Comfortable to drive for long distances."
Cons: "Wish I had heated seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is a heavy made car and has always performed okay when it comes to gas milage. It has 121000 miles on it and it still averages around 27 miles per gallon for all driving."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful