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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan CX
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.1 203.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.2 17.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.1
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 QCH
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TW1 QCH
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P235/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3637 3764
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 186 @ 6400 227 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 191 @ 4000 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code EER LGD
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.9L/237
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Dr Sedan CX
Vehicle Name Dodge Charger Buick Lucerne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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