2008 Buick Lucerne  -  $28,040


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,040
Base Invoice: $26,540
Destination Charge: $765
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn V6 CX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sdn V6 CX
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, enhanced electronic
Engine: Engine, 3.8L V6 SFI (197 hp [147 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 227 lb-ft of torque [308 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Model Highlights

Buick's Lucerne is offered in four different trim levels--CX, CXL, CXS, and Super--for 2008. These models span a wide range of roles, from a comfortable full-size car to a sporty, loaded luxury cruiser. The CX model has the softest suspension, while the CXL gets a slightly firmer "Ride and Handling" setup, along with 17-inch wheels. Top CXS and Super models upgrade to a sport-tuned suspension with magnetic ride control, which uses a fluid with magnetically charged particles to quickly adjust the damping for either quick maneuvers or rough surfaces. CXS and Super models also get StabiliTrak stability control and brake assist in addition to the standard anti-lock brakes.

The side blind zone alert employs radar sensors and helps alert the driver when other vehicles are in hard-to-see areas around the vehicle, while the land departure warning system uses a camera to study lane markings and warn the driver if he or she is straying from the lane--a common indicator of fatigue.

CX and CXL models are powered by a 197-horsepower, 3.8L pushrod V6 that provides a good highway fuel economy rating of 25 and also brings Super Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) certification. Both the CXS and Super receive a 4.6L Northstar V8 engine. However, the engine is tuned differently in each model; in the CXS it makes 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while in the Super it is expected to generate 292 horsepower and 288 lb-ft. All Lucernes get a four-speed automatic transmission.

There's a wide range of luxury features available on the Lucerne, and they're grouped into several large packages. The Comfort and Convenience Package, which is standard on the CXL, CXS, and Super, is available on the CX and brings heated outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a garage door opener, cargo net, and power passenger seat. The Driver Confidence Group, which is standard on the CXS and Super and available on the other models includes remote start, ultrasonic rear park assist, heated washer fluid, rain-sensing wipers, and StabiliTrak stability control. The top Luxury Package, standard on CXS and Super and available on CXL, brings heated power front seats with lumbar adjustment.

Standalone options include the blind zone alert and lane departure warning systems (which are also available as part of the Driver Confidence Package), a heated wood steering wheel and heated/cooled seats (also part of the Luxury Package), and a harmon/kardon audio system (which is available on CXL and standard on CXS models).


Model News

A new Buick Lucerne Super model will arrive late in the 2008 model year, with a V8 engine and exclusive interior and exterior styling and appointments.

Also, XM satellite radio is now standard across the model line, and two new safety technologies--side blind zone alert and lane departure warning--are available on all Lucernes for 2008.


Pros

Comfortable ride; back-seat space; acceleration (V8 models); available high-tech safety features.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Buick Lucerne continues to be part traditional comfortable American luxury car, with a back seat spacious enough for adults, and part high-technology flagship. The new Super model, with its sportier tuning and V8 engine, especially breaks away from the image of Buicks being sedate.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi

Engine Order Code
L26

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.8L/231

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
227 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification
Large Car

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108 ft³

Front Head Room
39.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.0 in

Front Hip Room
56.1 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
41.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.0 in

Second Hip Room
57.0 in

Wheelbase
115.6 in

Length, Overall
203.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
58.0 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in

Trunk Volume
17.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3764 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.14 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Order Code
QPX

Rear Tire Order Code
QPX

Front Tire Size
P225/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
42.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V240000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1365070

Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.

Consequence
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V355000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,141,731

Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V441000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
857735

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.

Consequence
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .

GM RECALL NO. 08048. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.8L V6 SFI (197 hp [147 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 227 lb-ft of torque [308 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, enhanced electronic

Axle, 2.86 ratio

Traction control, full-range, powertrain- and brake-modulated

Front wheel drive

Battery rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Premium Ride

Automatic level control, electronic

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, dynamic rear proportioning

Exhaust, stainless-steel

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) machined-face aluminum

Tires, P225/60R16 all-season, blackwall

Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) compact spare

Moldings, body-color bodyside with bright inserts

Grille, chromed

Daytime Running Lamps, switchable

Headlamps, halogen composite with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, Theftlock and auxiliary audio jack (enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players)

Audio system feature, enhanced 6-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com)

Antenna, integral rear

Seats, 5-passenger

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way manual

Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders and trunk pass through

Console, center with storage bin, storage tray, dual cup holders and armrest (Not available with (AN3) 6-passenger seating.)

Floor mats, color-keyed, carpeted, front and rear, stain-resistant

Steering column, tilt, manual

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls

Instrumentation with coolant temperature, tachometer, fuel gauge, speedometer, Driver Information Center and compass

Woodgrain trim, Walnut Burl

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin

Windows, power with driver Express-Down

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety

Remote Keyless Entry, programmable

OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)

Trunk release, power

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III

Cruise control

Retained accessory power, power windows and audio system remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Air filtration system, particulate

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding

Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with rear coat hooks

Lighting interior with glovebox, trunk, delayed entry/exit with theater dimming, rear courtesy, front footwell and front map lights

Lighting, interior, rear reading, switchable

Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt

Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger (Center position lap belt is included when 6-passenger seating is selected.)

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions

Door locks, rear child security

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.8L V6 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ENHANCED ELECTRONIC
$0

 
CX PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
DARK CRIMSON METALLIC
$0

 
MING BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE OPAL
$0

 
BLACK ONYX
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM METALLIC
$0

 
DARK MOCHA METALLIC
$0

 
SHARKSKIN
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, 5-PASSENGER
$0

 
SEATS, 6-PASSENGER
$295

 
COCOA/CASHMERE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITANIUM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, HARMAN/KARDON 280-WATT 9-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$495

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$300

 
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$950

 
AIR CONDITIONING
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
MIRRORS, OUTSIDE HEATED POWER-ADJUSTABLE AND DRIVER-SIDE AUTO-DIMMING, BODY-COLOR, MANUAL-FOLDING
$0

 
DRIVER CONFIDENCE PACKAGE
$995

 
WIPERS, FRONT INTERMITTENT, RAINSENSE WITH STRUCTURELESS WIPER BLADES
$0

 
REAR PARKING ASSIST, ULTRASONIC
$0

 
STABILITRAK
$0

 
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
$295

 
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT
$395

 
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
$50

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$900

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK
$0

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