Compare 2009 Toyota Avalon vs 2009 Buick Lucerne

2009 Toyota Avalon
2009 Buick Lucerne
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4-Door Sedan XL (SE)
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
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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
$25,156
$27,948
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,845
$29,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
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
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 2.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Buick Lucerne
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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