For 2009, Buick's Lucerne is offered in three different trim levels--CX, CXL, and Super. These models cover a broad range of automotive expectations, from a comfortable full-size car to a sporty, loaded luxury cruiser. The CX model has the softest suspension, while the CXL gets a slightly firmer "Ride and Handling" setup, along with 17-inch wheels. Top Super models upgrade to a sport-tuned suspension with GM's Magnetic Ride Control, which uses a fluid with magnetically charged particles to quickly adjust the damping for either quick maneuvers or rough surfaces. CXS and Super models also get StabiliTrak stability control and brake assist in addition to the standard anti-lock brakes.
CX and CXL models are powered by an all-new 227-horsepower 3.9L V6. The engine is FlexFuel-capable, which means it can run on gasoline or 85% ethanol. The Super derives its 292 hp from a 4.6L Northstar V8 engine. All Lucernes get utilize a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The base CX includes standard amenities like single-zone air conditioning, power programmable door locks, OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls. Also standard is Buick's QuietTuning, an engineering initiative that reduces, blocks, and absorbs unwanted outside noises.
Luxury features abound on the Lucerne range, and they're grouped into several large packages. The Comfort and Convenience Package, which is standard on the CXL and Super, is available on the CX and brings heated outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a garage door opener, cargo net, and power passenger seat.
The Driver Confidence Group, which is standard on the Super and available on the CX and CXL models, includes remote start, ultrasonic rear park assist, heated washer fluid, rain-sensing wipers, and StabiliTrak stability control.
The Luxury Package, standard on the CXL Special Edition and Super and available on the CXL, brings heated power front seats with lumbar adjustment and memory, a heated leather steering wheel, and more.
Finally, the Ultra Confidence Package makes available the side blind zone alert and lane departure warning system in all but the CX model.
Standalone options include the blind zone alert and lane departure warning systems, a heated wood steering wheel and heated/cooled seats, and a harman/kardon audio system (which is available on CX and CXL models and standard on Super models).
Comfort and Convenience Package includes (CJ2) dual-zone air conditioning, (UG1) Universal Home Remote and (AP9) trunk cargo convenience net
Engine, 3.9L V6 SFI FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (227 hp [163.9 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 237 lb-ft of torque [321.1 N-m] @ 3200 rpm) (50 state certification requires (NC7) override. Not available in California (YF5), Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Washington states (NE1))
Axle, 2.93 ratio
Front wheel drive
Battery rundown protection
Automatic level control, electronic
Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Ride and Handling
Headlamps, halogen composite with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
Lights, twilight sentinel
Front cornering lamps, front turn signal
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, Theftlock and auxiliary audio jack (enables plug/play connection of all auxiliary audio players)
XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)
Audio system feature, enhanced 6-speaker system
Antenna, integral rear
QuietTuning Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Seats, front bucket, heated driver and front passenger
Seat adjuster, 8-way power driver with 2-way power lumbar control
Seat adjuster, 8-way power front passenger with 2-way power lumbar control
Memory settings includes "presets" for 2 drivers, 8-way power driver/ passenger seat with easy exit driver seat and outside mirrors
Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders and trunk pass through
Console, center with storage bin, storage tray, dual cup holders and armrest (Not available with (AN3) 6-passenger seating.)
Floor mats, color-keyed, carpeted, front and rear, stain-resistant
Steering column, tilt, manual
Steering wheel, heated, leather with mounted audio and cruise controls
Instrumentation with coolant temperature, tachometer, fuel gauge, speedometer, Driver Information Center and compass
Windows, power with driver Express-Down
Retained accessory power power windows and audio system remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety
Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range includes provisions for remote vehicle starter system kit accessory
Remote keyless entry
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
Trunk release, power
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and rear seat heating/cooling outlets
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Air filtration system, particulate
Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding
Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with rear coat hooks
Lighting, interior, rear reading, switchable
Lighting, interior with glovebox, trunk, delayed entry/exit with theater dimming, rear courtesy, front footwell and front map lights
Traction control, full-range, powertrain- and brake-modulated
Daytime Running Lamps, switchable
Air bags, dual-stage frontal driver, dual-depth frontal passenger with passenger sensing system, driver and right-front passenger side impact and front and rear outboard head curtain (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.)
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger (Center position lap belt is included when 6-passenger seating is selected.)
Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions