The Buick Lucerne delivers more of what customers demand from a premium full-size sedan: more technology as well as more comfort, convenience and safety and security features. Enhancements for 2009 include more standard content and a more powerful V-6 engine in CX and CXL models that can operate on E85 ethanol.

Powering Lucerne CX and CXL models is a more powerful 3.9L V-6 engine. with 227 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque. The 3.9L V-6 engine is also FlexFuel capable, meaning it can run on 100 percent gasoline, up to 85 percent ethanol or any variation of the two. This marks the first time that the Buick Lucerne is available with an E85-capable powerplant. EPA: 17/26 mpg.

The ultimate Lucerne model carries Buick’s historic “Super” designation and is powered by a 4.6L Northstar V-8 engine that is rated at 292 horsepower and 288 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA: 15/22 mpg.

Buick Lucerne delivers an expanded list of standard equipment for 2009 with cornering lamps; six-way power passenger seat; heated power outside rearview mirrors; an extended-range key fob and 17-inch premium painted wheels.

More standard luxury features are also found on the 2009 CXL model: eight-way heated driver and front-passenger seats; power lumbar adjustments; memory settings; heated leather steering wheel; outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn signal indicator and 17-inch premium painted wheels.

Base model estimated mpg: 17/26

Estimated starting price: $29,180


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