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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XL (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,156 $27,845
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,607 $32,145
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,312 $35,185
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
$25,156
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,845
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Toyota Avalon isn’t a Lexus, but it almost feels like one. The big, roomy sedan is designed for providing a comfortable ride and plenty of interior space, and it absolutely succeeds on those fronts. 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 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.9 108
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 58.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 115.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 203.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.4 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 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) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 42.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size P215/60R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 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) 3490 3764
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 237 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA LGD
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.9L/237
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 227 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.56
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Buick Lucerne
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.14
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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