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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,629
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,195
39 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
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...

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

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
20
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!"
55
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!"
115
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

Specs

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
227 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.8:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.91 in x 3.4 in
3.9 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.8 cu ft 17 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 203.2 in
Width 73 in 73.8 in
Height 57.9 in 58 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 115.6 in

Available Options

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD

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