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STYLING | 7 out of 10
The sleek roofline holds a distinctively-shaped rear pillar
Kelley Blue Book
interior wraps occupants in luxury
fresh and appealingly minimal
Car and Driver
As part of the "old" Buick-as differentiated from the new 2010 LaCrosse and 2011 Regal-the Lucerne retains conservative styling and a focus on comfort above all. Classic, if somewhat dated, lines and abundant chrome accents are characteristic of the 2010 Lucerne.
Alloy wheels with optional polished upgrade versions, plus a wide range of exterior colors and interior upholstery materials, allow the buyer to style the Lucerne to suit their taste. The Lucerne Super gets some unique elements, including integrated exhaust tips, and "Super" badges on the rear deck lid. A unique grille and front and rear bumper treatments finish the exterior differences.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the "sleek roofline" is enhanced by the "distinctively-shaped rear pillar," and the design of the wheel wells presents a "muscular stance." Chrome portholes are a classic Buick styling cue, which Cars.com notes are "machined and set high in each front fender." The number of portholes is also a hints as toat what's under the hood-Cars.com points out that V-6 models "have three portholes on each side, while V-8 sedans get four."
Autoblog doesn't care for the Super's unique grille, noting that it "looks like a beak," due to the low-slung point at the grille's bottom, and that it "takes away from the Lucerne's otherwise classy styling." Car and Driver finds the whole design stodgy, arguing that "the wedgy shape seems familiar and tired, a repeat of a '90s Camry; only the big-eye look in front saves it from being a complete cliché."
Inside, the Super builds on the 2010 Buick Lucerne's restrained yet premium interior design with real walnut accents, additional leather elements, French stitching on the dash, suede door panel inserts and seat trim, and upgraded floor mats.
"Fresh and appealingly minimal," is how Car and Driver describes the Buick Lucerne's interior, and findsdeems the Super "very luxurious," notingciting the "leather-finished dashboard and a heated wood steering wheel" in particular. Automobile agrees, praising the 2010 Buick Lucerne interior's "quiet taste and subtle style."
Edmunds finds the Lucerne's interior "handsome and cleanly styled," and welcomes the "simple, friendly controls." Autoblog points out the Super's " leather-wrapped upper instrument panel with French-seam stitching, unique finish on the instrument panel center stack, leather seats with perforated suede fabric inserts for the outboard seating positions, and suede door trim inserts," as particular treats.
The 2010 Buick Lucerne offers conservative and understated styling whichthat can be brought up to true premium levels in Super trim.