In the luxury large car realm is the Buick Lucerne. It hasn’t really had its time in the spotlight though due to the stiff competition it has always been up against. The body style is very elegant and it has the trademark type of grill that Buick is well known for. Fuel mileage isn’t bad at all for a large car. It offers 17 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The standard engine for the Buick Lucerne is a V6. While it was decent, it didn’t offer the amount of power that many consumers really wanted. For the 2009 and newer models the engine was improved to a V8. This offered significantly more power. The vehicle handles very nicely, offering a ride that is both smooth and quiet.
Offering seating for up to 6 individuals with lots of leg room has made the Buick Lucerne a great vehicle for long trips. However, many were expecting to find leather seats rather than the cloth interior that it offers. It comes with a 6 speaker sound system and satellite radio. OnStar is also offered with it.
Leather seats are available with an upgrade and so is a Kardon stereo and sound system. Dual climate controls and rear park assist are other common features consumers look for. The Buick Lucerne was introduced in 2006 and it was discontinued in 2011. It is possible to purchase a used model from an individual or a car dealership that has been well maintained, has low miles, and to get a luxury car for a very reasonable price.