Compare 2010 Buick Lucerne vs 2010 Toyota Avalon

2010 Buick Lucerne
2010 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CX 17 26 $28,060 $29,230
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CX-2 17 26 $29,692 $30,930
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL 17 26 $31,420 $32,730
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 26 $34,200 $35,625
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL Special Edition 17 26 $31,900 $33,230
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-3 17 26 $33,436 $34,830
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-4 17 26 $34,300 $35,730
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan CXL-5 17 26 $34,780 $36,230
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan Super 1SP 15 22 $37,660 $39,230
Lucerne 4-Door Sedan Super 1XS 15 22 $40,814 $42,515
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,401 $35,285
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,246 $27,945
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,696 $32,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,060
$31,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,230
$35,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Comfortable and roomy with classic styling, the 2010 Buick Lucerne is still a valid choice as a premium sedan. The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 14.4
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 11.6 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 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.22
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 3610
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LGD NA
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1

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