Upgraded for 2008, the Lucerne gets a mid-model refresh with several new safety design features that transition it closer to the luxury car segment than ever before. The base model features a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 200 horsepower, and the 3.6-liter increases power to 240. The Lucerne Super is the most powerful of the group (replacing last year’s CSX model) with a NorthStar V8 generating 292 horsepower and 288 lb-ft. of torque – up in horsepower and down slightly in torque from its predecessor. Now standard on the Super is Stabilitrac and Magnetic Ride, both options that were available on the prior model.Read more Read less
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.
Comfortable ride; back-seat space; acceleration (V8 models); available high-tech safety features.
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.