Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne

About Buick Lucerne

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.

2011 Buick Lucerne
What's new for 2011?
2011 Buick Lucerne

All 2011 Buick Lucerne models gain GM's StabiliTrak stability control system, while five-passenger models are fitted with a console-mounted USB port.

2010 Buick Lucerne
What's new for 2010?
2010 Buick Lucerne

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.

2009 Buick Lucerne
What's new for 2009?
2009 Buick Lucerne

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.

2008 Buick Lucerne
What's new for 2008?
2008 Buick Lucerne

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.

2007 Buick Lucerne
What's new for 2007?
2007 Buick Lucerne

New available features for 2007 include a heated leather and wood steering wheel, touch-screen DVD navigation and the OnStar Directions and Connections turn-by-turn navigation feature.

Consumer Reviews

Great car

By on Thursday, July 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Big comfortable car with great handling"

Cons: "Don't enjoy parking it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car in almost every respect. Just a bit too big for us, but is very enjoyable to drive and better than expected fuel economy. Every time I drive another car and come back to it, I marvel at how much better the suspension is (on the V8 model) than any other car."

16 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Last year of Buick's best car.

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Top of the line for the price range."

Cons: "Front wheel drive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is what they mean when they say ' This is not your Father's Buick '"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great Value For the Money

By on Saturday, May 27, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "See above"

Cons: "Turns like the Queen Mary"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Last of the big Buicks. Big, comfortable and safe. I have the Northstar V-8. Its a smooth solid engine and still performs flawlessly. Fit and finish is still very good (same exact leather interior that went into the Cadillac DTS), and I still have it detailed once a year. I understand the 6 cylinder is solid too. You need snow tires all around in winter but with that, car is great on snowy roads . Fishtails with only two since front wheel drive. For 4K, its a very good buy if you have kids and also need a big trunk. Transmission (original) still smooth even with 135K on odometer."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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