Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2008 Chrysler 300

2009 Buick Lucerne
2008 Chrysler 300
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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 300 LX RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300 LX RWD 18 26 $23,430 $25,150
300 4-Door Sedan 300 Limited AWD 15 22 $32,124 $34,810
300 4-Door Sedan 300 Limited RWD 17 24 $30,149 $32,615
300 4-Door Sedan 300 Touring AWD 15 22 $29,901 $32,340
300 4-Door Sedan 300 Touring RWD 17 24 $27,332 $29,485
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 15 22 $35,279 $38,315
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Hemi RWD 15 23 $33,389 $36,215
300 4-Door Sedan 300C SRT8 RWD 13 18 $39,395 $42,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$23,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$25,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$419 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal.
Like American gangsters, the 2008 Chrysler 300 exudes a kind of cool that is coveted by all, but attained by few.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 106.6
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 120.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.6
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TW1
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 3725
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 190 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LGD EER
Displacement
3.9L/237 2.7L/167
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 178 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.57
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Chrysler 300
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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