Compare 2009 Buick Lucerne vs 2009 Kia Amanti

2009 Buick Lucerne
2009 Kia Amanti
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Amanti 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,948
$23,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,265
$26,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$434 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A soft ride and roomy interior still form the solid base for the 2009 Buick Lucerne’s appeal. The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 106.0
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.9
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 11.2 x - 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 11.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3764 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LGD NA
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 264 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.09
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Kia Amanti
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
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 Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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