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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 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
$23,760
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality. 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 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 108
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 41.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 203.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 115.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 17.0
Brakes
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) 11.2 x - 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.2 42.2
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3764
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4500 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA LGD
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.9L/237
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 264 @ 6000 227 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.86 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.56
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportmatic shifter NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX
Vehicle Name Kia Amanti Buick Lucerne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link 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.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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