Compare 2008 Buick Lucerne vs 2007 Mercury Montego

2008 Buick Lucerne
2007 Mercury Montego
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4-Door Sedan V6 CX
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 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 V8 CXS 15 23 $34,993 $37,030
4-Door Sedan Super 15 22 $36,836 $38,980
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4-Door Sedan 2WD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Base 21 29 $22,056 $23,850
4-Door Sedan 2WD Premier 21 29 $25,250 $27,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 19 25 $26,916 $29,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,774
$22,056
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,275
$23,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 108.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 60.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 200.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 21.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.47 13 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Hydraulic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.2 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D17
Front Tire Order Code
QPX T7B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX T7B
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 3670
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
227 @ 3800 207 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L26 991
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200 203 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.56
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.37
Trans Order Code
MX0 44A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Mercury Montego
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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