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2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,880
34 listings nationwide

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2017 Buick Verano
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,955
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2011 Buick Lucerne is an okay full-size sedan, but remains far fro...

The Good: A quiet and plush ride, plenty of passenger room and trunk space, user...

The Bad: Lackluster styling, tepid powerplants, a lazy brake pedal, poor fuel e...

2017 Buick Verano
FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Buick Verano debuted for the 2012 model year and is heavily based on the Chevy Cruze sedan, but while the Cruze has proven to be a wildly successful model and one of the best-selli...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
30
GuruV92VC writes:
im just a buick kinda guy,for overall looks handling and price!
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"thats just my eye,dont get me wrong Lincoln makes beautiful cars as does Cadillac,but for overall features styling and PRICE I LEAN TOWARDS BUICK!"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"as a family car Lincoln is more roomy!"
75
OldMan700 writes:
Lucerne is a Great Value with fantastic quality, ride, handling, performance, gas mileage (28mpg/19mpg), cargo...
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
" It’s great styling and elegance sure looks great when you see it on the road or parked!"
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
"The Lucerne has a large and roomy back seat area with great leg, head and hip room with nice appointments of lights, heat and air conditioning, speakers and an opening to the trunk for long items!"
155
Paul_W1 2011 Buick Lucerne CX FWDReview:

Liked My Lesabre Better — It's an uninspiring boat, a bulky, lumbering, gas guzzling monster, with a grille that looks like a ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2017 Buick Verano
FWD
10
GuruW5TF7 writes:
This is our everyday car when you go to the store or appointments. A great family car.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"sporty"
Value Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"Has a higher trade value"
GuruCCR1Y writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL better.
"Much more leg room."
Value Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"The Verano had all of the amenities for a lower price point. The cabin was exceptionally quiet. Would recommend this car for smaller people not regularly having rear passengers. "

Specs

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
2017 Buick Verano
FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,700 RPM
180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
237 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
11.2:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.9 in x 3.31 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Rear Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 2 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 1 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 2 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 2 stars 5 stars
Rollover 1 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42 in
Back Legroom 41.4 in 34.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 203.2 in 183.9 in
Width 73.8 in 71.4 in
Height 58 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 115.6 in 105.7 in

Available Options

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
2017 Buick Verano
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White

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