2008 Buick Lucerne vs. Its Competition

2008 Buick Lucerne Super
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Within this group, only the Buick Lucerne offers V-8 power.

However, the V-6 engines in these competitors nearly match the Northstar V-8, and the Ford and Mercury full-size sedans hook their V-6 to a six-speed automatic for added fuel savings.

Additionally, the Ford and Mercury offer the security of available all-wheel drive.

The Hyundai Azera is a surprisingly strong alternative to the big Buick and the Toyota Avalon, which also offers front-wheel drive and a large, powerful V-6.

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Quick Specs
7.6
It rides like a classic Cadillac, but the 2008 Buick Lucerne has a slightly more modern spin on the full-size sedan.
7.6
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
8.4
The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
MSRP From   
$27,275$24,600$34,120$23,850
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Large CarLargeCompactLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan V6 CX4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Base 2WD
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Dr Sedan CX4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticNAAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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