Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2008 Lexus ES 350

2009 Buick Lucerne
2008 Lexus ES 350
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $30,594 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$569 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal. 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
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 95.4
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
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)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 3580
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LGD NA
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 272 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 4.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Lexus ES 350
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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