Compare 2008 Dodge Charger vs 2009 Buick Lucerne

2008 Dodge Charger
2009 Buick Lucerne
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $21,009 $22,510
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 24 $24,641 $26,545
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 15 22 $26,756 $28,895
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 15 23 $29,204 $31,615
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 22 $31,094 $33,715
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 18 $34,679 $37,215
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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
$21,009
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,510
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines. 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 Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 108
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 203.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 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)
12.6 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3637 3764
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - 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
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4000 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
EER LGD
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.9L/237
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6400 227 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code
DGV MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Dr Sedan CX
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Buick Lucerne
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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