2011 Buick Lucerne  -  $30,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $30,495
Base Invoice: $29,306
Destination Charge: $765
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn CX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 17 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: CX
Transmission: Transmission, 4-Speed Automatic, enhanced electronic
Engine: Engine, 3.9L V6 SFI FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (227 hp [163.9 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 237 lb-ft of torque [321.1 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)

Pros

Comfortable, quiet interior; smooth, pillowy ride; V8 power available; safety and accident-avoidance technologies


Model News

For 2011, GM's StabiliTrak stability control system is now standard across the entire model line. Sound systems have been revamped, including one with an integral navigation system. The base sound system has an auxiliary input jack and MP3 capability, and 5-passenger models of the Buick Lucerne get a new USB port.


Value Writeup

The Lucerne is Buick's roomy, comfort-oriented large sedan, and it appeals to those who are looking for a traditional, conservatively styled American luxury sedan that doesn't sacrifice interior space for performance. Yet in Lucerne Super form, it offers a much more exciting driving experience compared to rivals such as the Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera. And, with many accident-avoidance features standard even on the mid-level CXL and EXL, the Lucerne's is at the head of the class with respect to safety. The top of the line Super's smooth, sophisticated V8 gives the Lucerne an exciting performance character while staying quiet and dignified.


Model Highlights

The Lucerne now comes in four different models: base CX, mid-level CXL and EXL, and top-of-the-range Super. While most of the lineup is powered by a 227-horsepower, 3.9-liter V6, the Super gets a 292-horsepower, 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine. Both engines in the front-wheel-drive Lucerne come with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Though both engines are very smooth, there's quite a jump in performance between the two; the Northstar V8 feels more refined and sophisticated, although EPA ratings are a bit lower, at 15 mpg city, 22 highway versus 17/26 with the V6. The standard V6 can also accommodate E85, a blend of 85-percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline.

The Lucerne has a rather conventional front-wheel-drive layout and a soft, cushy ride, but Buick has put a lot of engineering effort into its so-called Quiet Tuning, which aims to isolate road, wind, and engine noise and uses measures including acoustic glass, noise-reducing mirrors and door-pillar baffles. Overall, interior packaging is excellent, with a roomy backseat and huge trunk.

All Lucerne models for 2011 include heated mirrors, power front seats, and an extended-range key fob. The CXL adds lots of additional equipment, including automatic climate control, a universal remote, Bluetooth, a cargo net and available 6-passenger seating with a bench seat in front. The EXL gets leather upholstery, ultrasonic rear parking assist, remote vehicle starting and a theft-deterrent system, along with Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning, two accident-avoidance technologies. A touch-screen navigation system (and a sunroof) is available only on Super and EXL models.

The Lucerne Super also gets a more precise, responsive steering system, as well as GM's Magnetic Ride Control technology, which can quick recalibrate dampers for more stiffness or softness. As such, the Super handles quite differently than the rest of the Lucerne lineup--more like a comfortable sport sedan.

On the outside, the Lucerne Super comes with a unique grille and fascias, as well as special rocker panels, chrome sill plates, chrome plated wheels, chrome exhaust tips and special badging. On the inside, the Super model has suede trim, leather upper trim, French seam stitching, heated and cooled front seats, a heated, walnut-trimmed steering wheel, a walnut wood shifter and Nova Silver center-stack finish. A high-end 280-watt Harman Kardon sound system is also included.

The Lucerne now comes with standard StabiliTrak stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side thorax airbags, side-curtain bags and a unique dual-depth passenger frontal bag are all standard. So is a 6-month subscription to OnStar, which includes GM's Turn-by-Turn navigation service.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Classification
Large Car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
306.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
486.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LGD

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6

Displacement
3.9L/237

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200

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)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.0 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
3735 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.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.14 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Order Code
QCH

Rear Tire Order Code
QCH

Front Tire Size
P235/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

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 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V553000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 04, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected
13780

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 DTS AND BUICK LUCERNE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES. THE STARTER OR ALTERNATOR CABLE IS IN CONTACT WITH THE POWER STEERING RETURN LINE. IF EITHER THE STARTER OR ALTERNATOR CABLE IS CONTACTING THE POWER STEERING RETURN LINE, THE CABLE COULD WEAR THROUGH THE LINE, CAUSING A POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
A POWER STEERING LEAK COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, AND/OR THE LEAK ONTO HOT ENGINE PARTS COULD CAUSE AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

DEALERS WILL SECURE AND IF NECESSARY REROUTE THE LINES TO PREVENT CONTACT. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080 AND AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

GM SAFETY RECALL NO. 10351. 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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
These ratings apply to vehicles produced after October 20, 2010 (after VIN:1G6KP5ES2BU123924).

Engine, 3.9L V6 SFI FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (227 hp [163.9 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 237 lb-ft of torque [321.1 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)

Transmission, 4-Speed Automatic, enhanced electronic

Axle, 2.93 ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery rundown protection

Automatic level control, electronic

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Ride and Handling

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

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

Exhaust, stainless-steel with chrome tip

Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) steel spare and tire (Required with Fleet and Government order types.)

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Bright Silver finish aluminum

Tires, P235/55R17 all-season, blackwall

Moldings, body-color bodyside with bright inserts

Moldings, rocker panel, body-color

Fascia, front body-color with integrated chrome grille

Fascia, rear color-keyed with integrated exhaust

Chrome grille

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

Lights, Twilight Sentinel

Fog lamps, front halogen with projector beam

Front cornering lamps, front turn signal

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, 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, auxiliary input jack, and USB port located in the console (Requires (A51) 5-passenger seating.)

XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)

Audio system feature, enhanced 6-speaker system

Antenna, integral rear

Seats, 5-passenger

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

Seat trim, cloth

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Seat adjuster, passenger 6-way power

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

Console, center with storage bin, storage tray, dual cup holders, armrest and USB port (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

Windows, power with driver Express-Down

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

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety

Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range includes provisions for remote vehicle starter system kit accessory

Cruise control

Trunk release, power

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III

Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Air filtration system, particulate

Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt

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, rear reading, switchable

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

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

StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control

Daytime Running Lamps, switchable

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 outboard 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 in the appropriate infant, child or booster 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.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered or included.)

Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered or included.)

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered or included.)

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

Door locks, rear child security

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

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.9L V6 SFI FLEXFUEL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ENHANCED ELECTRONIC
$0

 
CX PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEEL, 16" (40.6 CM) STEEL SPARE AND TIRE
$0

 
TIRE SEALANT AND INFLATOR KIT IN PLACE OF SPARE TIRE
$-100

 
QUICKSILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE OPAL
$0

 
BLACK ONYX
$0

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$495

 
SAND BEIGE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
LIGHT BRONZE METALLIC
$995

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

 
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$545

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER, FLUSH MOUNT (DEALER INSTALLED)
$365

 
LPO, MOLDED SPLASH GUARDS (DEALER-INSTALLED)
$100

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
BLUETOOTH FOR PHONE, PERSONAL CELL PHONE CONNECTIVITY TO VEHICLE AUDIO SYSTEM AND HMI (HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE)
$0

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS, FRONT AND REAR (DEALER-INSTALLED)
$140

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING, DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL WITH INDIVIDUAL CLIMATE SETTINGS FOR DRIVER AND RIGHT-FRONT PASSENGER AND REAR SEAT HEATING/COOLING OUTLETS
$0

 
LPO, CARGO TRAY (DEALER INSTALLED)
$100

 
CARGO CONVENIENCE NET, TRUNK
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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