Compare 2009 Kia Amanti vs 2009 Buick Lucerne

2009 Kia Amanti
2009 Buick Lucerne
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
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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
$23,760
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.18
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3764
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.9L/237
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
264 @ 6000 227 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA LGD
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX
Vehicle Name
Kia Amanti Buick Lucerne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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