Buick Lucerne Review & Features

2011 Average MSRP
$8,868
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Buick Lucerne Review

The Buick Lucerne was the last sedan of what we'd call traditional Buick design. Without a doubt, this front-wheel-drive, full-size car put passenger comfort as its top priority. Seating was spacious and luxurious front and rear, and Buick's "Quiet Tuning" measures, which covered everything from the thickness of the carpet padding to the design of the windshield wipers, made the Lucerne one of the quieter cars on the market. Soft suspension tuning provided a plush, absorbent ride.

Although this Buick's coddling nature was a strong attribute, consumers looking at used full-size sedans should be aware that the Lucerne has numerous faults, the main ones being a lack of desirable luxury features, sloppy handling, unimpressive V6 acceleration, subpar brakes and a dated four-speed automatic transmission. Traditional Buick buyers may be willing to overlook these faults, but otherwise we think used luxury sedan shoppers can do better with other, more highly regarded choices such as the Hyundai Genesis or Toyota Avalon.

Most Recent Buick Lucerne
The Buick Lucerne full-size sedan was produced from 2006 through 2011. Trim levels initially consisted of the CX, CXL and CXS. Powering the CX and CXL was an underwhelming 3.8-liter V6 good for just 197 horsepower. The more desirable CXS came with a 275-hp, 4.6-liter V8 that was optional for the CXL. The 4.6 could move the big sedan to 60 mph in a respectable 7.7 seconds.

The base CX was well equipped with alloy wheels, full power accessories (including driver seat), a CD player and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls among its standard features. The CXL added larger wheels, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and an MP3-capable stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The CXS featured driver-seat memory, a Harman Kardon audio system, satellite radio, 18-inch wheels and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

The Lucerne was essentially unchanged its sophomore year, while '08 saw the debut of the Super (which replaced the CXS and offered a more powerful 292-hp V8) as well as the adoption of modern technologies such as lane departure and blind-spot warning systems.

For 2009, the 3.8-liter V6 was finally retired as the Lucerne got a new 227-hp (219 hp in California-emissions states) 3.9-liter V6. That year also saw the addition of Bluetooth connectivity. The following two years brought minor styling and equipment updates, though the final year saw stability control become standard across the board.

Mostly unchanged throughout the years, the Lucerne's cabin has a clean design with solid materials and simple, well-organized controls. Unfortunately, there are some cheaper plastics thrown into the mix, and build quality can be inconsistent.

Though the CXS and Super boast adaptive "Magnetic Ride Control" shock absorbers (that automatically firm up the suspension when the car is pushed on a curvy road), the Lucerne still won't appeal to demanding drivers. However, its comfortable cruising demeanor was hard not to like on long road trips. Braking was not one of the Lucerne's strong points, as testing revealed stopping distances that were the longest in the full-size sedan class.

Buick Lucerne Cars for Sale

2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$10,99832,940 miles
 Check availability CarMax(3mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

ABS Brakes,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo,Automatic Transmission,Auxiliary Audio Input,Bluetooth,CD Audio,Cruise Control,Leather Seats,OnStar Trial Available,Overhead Airbags,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seat(s),Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Side Airbags,Traction Control Price excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store.

2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$9,69078,649 miles
 + PerksCheck availability Fitzgerald Toyota Gaithersburg(17mi)(12)
Dealer Notes

"Titanium w/Custom Perf Leather-Appointed Seat Trim. Your satisfaction is our business! Hurry in! Don't miss the fantastic bargain! Your time is almost up on this wonderful 2008 Buick Lucerne with such low mileage. Have one less thing on your mind with this trouble-free Lucerne. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2008 Lucerne 5 out of 5 Power Circles for Overall Dependability."

2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$7,75072,661 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Auto Buying Service(17mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

WAS $8,875, $1,200 below NADA Retail! CARFAX 1-Owner. CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Dual Zone A/C, Aluminum Wheels CLICK ME! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Aluminum Wheels, Dual Zone A/C EXPERTS RAVE: If you're looking for a full-size American luxury car with acres of interior space, the 2008 Buick Lucerne is worth a look. -Edmunds.com. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 4 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. A GREAT TIME TO BUY: Reduced from $8,875. This Lucerne is priced $1,200 below NADA Retail. WHO WE ARE: BEST IN USED CARS SINCE 1970 Pricing analysis performed on 9/13/2017. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$9,47261,515 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability King Mitsubishi(18mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

Low miles means barely used. TIRES ROTATED AND REAR BRAKES REPLACED AND THIS ONE OWNER LOW MILEAGE LUCERNE IS READY TO ROLL AGAIN! DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Leather. King Buick GMC will not be undersold! We beat all buying services & credit union pricing. We have the largest inventory in Maryland, come see why we're the number one Buick GMC dealership in Maryland! Be the talk of the town when you roll down the street in this low-mileage 2006 Buick Lucerne. Want to save some money? Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new and it still looks like the day it rolled off the lot! J.D. Power named the 2006 Lucerne as the highest ranked in Overall Dependability in its class. The Pre-Owned Sales Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 Dealer processing fee (not required by law). All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Every Pre-Owned Vehicle purchased from King Buick GMC comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. Please contact the Pre-Owned eCommerce Department at 301-948-9111 for details and the most current information. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please print this ad so you may receive the Internet Sales Price.

2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$7,98878,880 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Manassas Imports Preowned(19mi)(9)
Dealer Notes

CLEAN CARFAX and LEATHER. Lucerne CXL and Cashmere w/Cocoa Accents w/Leather-Appointed Seat Trim. The Don't-miss-this-one special! SALE! SALE! SALE! See more photos of this vehicle at www.MANASSASIMPORTS.com. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this outstanding 2008 Buick Lucerne. J.D. Power named the 2008 Lucerne as the highest ranked in Overall Dependability in its class. Everybody will see you coming in this superb ride. It has all the style and luxury needed to let people know, that somebody of consequence has just arrived. We accept all trade in's no matter what the year or what the payoff is. Plus we can handle all your financing needs from first time buyer, to re-establishing credit and pre-approvals or instant approvals. We use all banks and most credit unions, so this will be you last stop to get your new VA certified used car here at Manassas Imports. We are not responsible for typographical errors, misprints on prices, or equipment. Call 703-368-5390 and ask for a Sales Manager to set your appointment today!

2007 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$3,97295,259 miles
 + PerksCheck availability Fitzgerald Buick GMC(20mi)(1)
Dealer Notes

It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves

2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$9,68583,849 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Fitzgerald Auto Mall Wheaton(23mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

BUICK LUCERNE CXL MODEL WITH LEATHER

2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
USED 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
List$2,495176,482 miles
 Check availability Fitzgerald Chevrolet(27mi)(4)
Dealer Notes

It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
USED 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
List$8,99397,123 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram(32mi)(5)
Dealer Notes

Excels when it comes to fuel savings. Low miles indicate the vehicle is merely gently used. Who could say no to a simply outstanding car like this wonderful-looking 2011 Buick Lucerne? This Lucerne is an amazingly fuel efficient Buick. No longer will you break the bank when you pull up to the gas pump.

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
USED 2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
List$9,400111,499 miles
 + PerksCheck availability Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC(32mi)(4)
Dealer Notes

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium is a ONE OWNER, CLEAN CAR FAX....NO ACCIDENTS!!!!, And LEATHER. Flex Fuel! Call and ask for details! WE are open seven days a week for your convenience. Don't miss out on owning this good-looking 2011 Buick Lucerne. It is nicely equipped with features such as CLEAN CAR FAX....NO ACCIDENTS!!!!, LEATHER, and ONE OWNER. You just simply can't beat a Buick product. We are open Sunday from 12 to 5 for you convenience call 866-561-5622.