Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2009 Chrysler 300

2009 Buick Lucerne
2009 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 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 16 25 $36,324 $39,175
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Hemi Executive RWD 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Hemi RWD 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
300 4-Door Sedan 300C SRT8 RWD 13 19 $40,861 $44,160
300 4-Door Sedan LX RWD 18 26 $24,794 $26,665
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 25 $34,368 $37,025
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 17 25 $32,270 $34,720
300 4-Door Sedan Touring 18 26 $25,168 $26,915
300 4-Door Sedan Touring AWD 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
300 4-Door Sedan Touring Executive RWD 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
300 4-Door Sedan Touring RWD 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
300 4-Door Sedan Touring Signature AWD 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
300 4-Door Sedan Touring Signature RWD 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$36,324
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$39,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal. Still turning heads after five years on the road, the 2009 Chrysler 300 is one of the kings of cool in the large sedan market.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.9
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 - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 196.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.6
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TRS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P225/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TRS
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P225/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 4280
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 398 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LGD EZD
Displacement
3.9L/237 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 370 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGJ
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Chrysler 300
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Touring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Touring
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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