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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,774
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,275
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$569 / month
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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 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108 95.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.18 11.65 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 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.2 36.7
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.2 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QPX NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3764 3580
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 5200 272 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 227 @ 3800 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code L26 NA
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.5L/210
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.42
Trans Type 4 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Lexus ES 350
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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