Buick's Lucerne is offered in four different trim levels for 2010--CX, CXL, CXL Special Edition 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. CXL 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 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. New this year is the addition of Bluetooth connectibility. 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, (AP9) trunk cargo convenience net, (UPF) Bluetooth for phone, (QN5) 16" steel spare wheel and tire (CX and CXL) and (QD5) 17" compact aluminum spare wheel and tire (Super)
Driver Confidence Package includes (UA6) content theft alarm system, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system, (UD7) Rear Parking Assist and (JL4) StabiliTrak - Stability Control System with Brake Assist
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
Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
Exhaust, stainless-steel with chrome tip
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) chrome-plated aluminum
Wheel, 16" (40.6 cm) steel spare and tire
Tires, P235/55R17 all-season, blackwall
Moldings, body-color bodyside with bright inserts
Moldings, rocker panel, body-color
Fascia, front body-color with integrated chrome grille
Fascia, rear color-keyed with integrated exhaust
Headlamps, halogen composite with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
Lights, Twilight Sentinel
Fog lamps, front halogen with projector beam
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
QuietTuning Buick exclusive process to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
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 is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time reactivation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)
Audio system feature, harman/kardon 280-watt 9-speaker system
Antenna, integral rear
Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger
Traction control, full-range, powertrain- and brake-modulated
StabiliTrak stability control system with Brake Assist, senses where drivers steer and helps them stay on course. If emergency braking is sensed, Brake Assist optimizes braking at each wheel
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 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.)
Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
Lane Departure Warning
Side Blind Zone Alert
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