Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2008 Hyundai Azera

2009 Buick Lucerne
2008 Hyundai Azera
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4-Door Sedan CX
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
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4-Door Sedan GLS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
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
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 16.6
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.20
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - 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
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 234 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
LGD - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Hyundai Azera
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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