Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2008 Mercury Sable

2009 Buick Lucerne
2008 Mercury Sable
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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 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $22,096 $23,935
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $23,762 $25,785
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 18 28 $25,508 $27,725
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 17 24 $27,172 $29,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$22,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$23,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$399 / 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 Mercury Sable has great interior room and trunk space, comprehensive safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 108.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 202.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.18 12.4 x 1.0
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 13.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Hydraulic Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 3741
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 154
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LGD 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Mercury Sable
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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