Buick Lucerne Models and Lucerne History

The Buick Lucerne was introduced in 2006 as a full-sized sedan replacement to the popular Buick LeSabre and the larger Park Avenue. Buicks flagship four-door sedan, the Lucerne was capable of accommodating five or six passengers depending on the selected interior layout. Base power for the 2006 Lucerne sedan was derived from a 3.8-liter V-6 engine producing 197 horsepower. The Lucerne sedan became the Buick to offer a V-8 powerplant since the Roadmaster was discontinued after 1996. A 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine was introduced on the Lucerne with a 275-horsepower output. Ventiports on the front quarter panel of the car can be used to determine the engine (three holes for the V-6 and four holes for the V-8). Along with welcoming back an old Buick car trait, the Lucerne also featured a number of firsts for the brand. Magnetic Ride Control, brake assist, heated and cooled front seats as well as a heated windshield washer fluid system was first installed on the full-sized sedan. Lucernes equipped with the heated windshield washer fluid system would ultimately be recalled to deactivate the technology due to safe concerns. In 2008, the bolder, sportier Lucerne Super debuted with an upgraded Northstar V-8 engine delivering 292 horsepower. The base V-6 engine was replaced with a 3.9-liter V-6 powerplant that generated 30 additional horsepower compared to its predecessor. 2009 also included the addition of Bluetooth connectivity and flex-fuel compatibility to run E85 blended fuel. The Buick Lucerne was dropped after the 2011 Lucerne model year without a direct replacement for the division.

New and Used Lucerne Prices, Buick Lucerne Model Years and History

Currently the only Buick equipped with a V-8 engine, the 2011 Buick Lucerne lasts as the brand's largest sedan incorporating old American luxury into new automotive technology.
Customer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.5

A full-size premium sedan, the 2010 Buick Lucerne is available with a bench front seat which increases capacity to six passengers, all riding comfortably on independent front and rear suspension.
Customer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A traditional full-size American luxury sedan, the 2009 Buick Lucerne offers a quiet and comfortable ride, a roomy cabin and user-friendly operating controls.
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The 2008 Buick Lucerne is a premium sedan that now features a Lane Departure Warning system and a Side Blindzone Alert as new optional safety features.
Customer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A premium five-passenger sedan, the 2007 Buick Lucerne receives an updated instrument cluster for the new model year.
Customer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.6
Fuel Economy
 3.6
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.6
Handling
 4.4
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.2

The 2006 Buick Lucerne is a premium four-door sedan with seating for up to six passengers if you fit it with the optional front bench seat.
Customer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.8