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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$569 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 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 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.2
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QCH NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Lucerne Lexus ES 350
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Dual-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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