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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 CX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CX 16 25 $25,774 $27,275
4-Door Sedan V6 CXL 16 25 $28,274 $29,920
4-Door Sedan V8 CXS 15 23 $34,993 $37,030
4-Door Sedan V6 CXL Special Edition 16 25 $29,989 $31,735
4-Door Sedan V8 CXL Special Edition 15 23 $31,596 $33,435
4-Door Sedan Super 15 22 $36,836 $38,980
4-Door Sedan GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,374 $24,600
4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,517 $28,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,774
$23,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,275
$24,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$410 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It rides like a classic Cadillac, but the 2008 Buick Lucerne has a slightly more modern spin on the full-size sedan. The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 38.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108 106.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 109.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.18 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.47 11.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.2 3.20
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.2 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code QPX NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3764 3629
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 227 @ 3800 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code L26 - TBD -
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 5200 234 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.42
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.06
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Hyundai Azera
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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