When it comes to nearly effortless driving, with the comfort, convenience and quietness expected of a premium full-size sedan, the 2011 Buick Lucerne delivers on all fronts.
Updates for 2011 include the addition of a USB port to the center console on five-passenger models, as well as standard StabiliTrak with full-function traction control on all models and two new radio systems on five-passenger models.
The 2011 Buick Lucerne is offered in CX, CXL, EXL and Super models. All include a comprehensive list of standard equipment, with CX models offering six-way power passenger seat; heated power outside rearview mirrors; an extended-range key fob and 17-inch aluminum wheels. CX models are available with cloth seating in five-passenger configurations. Six-passenger seating is available.
More standard luxury features are also found on CXL and EXL, including eight-way heated driver and front-passenger seats; power lumbar adjustments; memory settings; heated leather steering wheel and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Leather-appointed, five-passenger seating is standard on CXL models; six-passenger seating is available. EXL adds the Driver Confidence Package (available on CXL), which includes ultrasonic rear parking assist, remote vehicle starting and theft deterrent system. Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and 17-inch chrome plated aluminum wheels are also included.
Powering Lucerne CX, CXL and EXL models is a responsive, FlexFuel-capable 3.9L V-6 engine. It delivers 227 horsepower and 237 lb.-ft. of torque. Lucerne Super is powered by a 4.6L Northstar V-8 engine that is rated at 292 horsepower and 288 lb.-ft. of torque.
Base model estimated mpg: 17/26
Estimated starting price: $29,730
Compiled by Motor Matters

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