Compare 2009 Chrysler 300 vs 2009 Buick Lucerne

2009 Chrysler 300
2009 Buick Lucerne
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4-Door Sedan RWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD LX 18 26 $24,794 $26,665
4-Door Sedan Touring 18 26 $25,168 $26,915
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Executive 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Signature 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring Signature 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan RWD Limited 17 25 $32,270 $34,720
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $34,368 $37,025
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi Executive 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 16 25 $36,324 $39,175
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C SRT8 13 19 $40,861 $44,160
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,794
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,665
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still turning heads after five years on the road, the 2009 Chrysler 300 is one of the kings of cool in the large sedan market. A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.6 108
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 203.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x 0.47
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)
- TBD - 11.9 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 42.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 QCH
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P235/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3764
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
EER LGD
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.9L/237
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 227 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code
DGV MX0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Buick Lucerne
Body Style
Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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