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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 26 $27,948 $29,265
4-Door Sedan CX-2 17 26 $29,385 $30,770
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 26 $31,056 $32,520
4-Door Sedan CXL Special Edition 17 26 $31,629 $33,120
4-Door Sedan CXL-3 17 26 $33,109 $34,670
4-Door Sedan CXL-4 17 26 $33,682 $35,270
4-Door Sedan CXL-5 17 26 $34,160 $35,770
4-Door Sedan Super 15 22 $38,395 $40,205
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
$27,948
$23,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$24,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$410 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.6
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TCC's Bottom Line A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal. 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 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108 106.9
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 38.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.7
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.47 11.2 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.2 37.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.20
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3764 3629
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 237 @ 3200 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code LGD - TBD -
Displacement 3.9L/237 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5700 234 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic NA
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.06
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Hyundai Azera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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