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Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2008 Cadillac DTS

2009 Buick Lucerne
2008 Cadillac DTS
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CX 17 26 $27,948 $29,265
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CX-2 17 26 $29,385 $30,770
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL 17 26 $31,056 $32,520
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL Special Edition 17 26 $31,629 $33,120
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-3 17 26 $33,109 $34,670
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-4 17 26 $33,682 $35,270
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-5 17 26 $34,160 $35,770
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan Super 15 22 $38,395 $40,205
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4-Door Sedan w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SA 15 23 $40,368 $43,175
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SB 15 23 $43,173 $46,175
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SC 15 23 $43,641 $46,675
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 15 23 $45,043 $48,175
DTS 4-Door Sedan w/1SE 15 22 $47,381 $50,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$40,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$43,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$720 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal. The 2008 Cadillac DTS makes no apologies for being big, though it could use a more modern transmission and better crash scores.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Full Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 59.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 60.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 207.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 18.8
Brakes
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)
11.5 x 0.47 - TBD -
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)
11.9 x 1.18 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55SR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/55SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 4009
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 295 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LGD LD8
Displacement
3.9L/237 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 275 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.62
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Cadillac DTS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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