This description feels like an obituary to me. It's sad to see the Lucerne gone!General Motors introduced the Buick Lucerne in the year 2005. Since then there have been plenty of developments in the car’s design as well as its performance. The Lucerne is the full size car in Buick's lineup and replaced the Park Avenue. The key features of Buick Lucerne include active suspension technology (offered in most performance cars) and the Corvette's Magnetic Ride Control. They're also known as the first SULEV compliant vehicles designed by General Motors. Another exceptional bit of history about the Lucerne is that it was built in the same plant that produced the Cadillac DTS and this plant has won consecutive Initial Quality Awards over the last three years.
There were some minor updates that came with just about every model of Buick Lucerne but the basic features remained the same over time. Additional features include lane departure warning system, revised exterior colors, new trim levels, new base engine (3.9 L LZ9 V6), Bluetooth phone connectivity, XM Nav Traffic, flex-fuel vehicle system, rocker panels, grille and fog lights. A rather performance driven version of the Buick Lucerne also made it into the limelight, known as the Lucerne Super in 2007. The car was a lot more powerful than other Lucerne models with an upscale trim, enhanced 4.6 liter Northstar V-8 engine, 17 hp power and updated styling. The Buick Lucerne Super also had that sporty look because of the spoiler addition to the design - along with special chrome wheels - which made it appear bolder.
Whether it was the Buick Lucerne Super or any other version, they were always considered to be safe cars as they did quite well in safety tests including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety front impact test and side impact test. The brand new Buick Lucerne model from GM offers even more features than previous models, such as exceptional technological advances and ergonomic design features that make it a top notch car. The model also offers comfort and elegance with its exterior and interior design elements. The interior offers additional cabin space, more than competitive Lexus, Acura, Lincoln and Mercedes models. There are many unique elegant touches in the interior design of the car - for instance LED backlighting in gauges which give it a classy jewel like glow.
A heated wood steering wheel and leather-appointed seating with French stitching is also part of the Buick Lucerne package. There are two engine options available: the 4.6L Northstar V8 gas engine with 292 hp or the environmentally-conscious FlexFuel engine. No matter which engine you choose the car will still give you the same four-speed automatic transmission and electronic stability control system. Other features include magnetic ride control, StabiliTrak, parking assist systems, harmon/kardon sound system, Bluetooth®4 connectivity and OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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Agree! Bloody hell...what IS it with this stupid trend? Windscreens like mail slots, rear windows the same, pillars like overpass columns...crappy visibility. And the window near the head thing...drives me N U T S. Even worse when you sit in a new car in the showroom, roll down the window, and attempt to bob the head to look out and BONK! You smack the top of your head on the top of the window frame....so ok..check seat....WTF no, it's ALL they way down! I plopped into a new 2019 Mustang at ford the other week and one literally has to dip your head down quite far and then kinda angle it out. What are we driving now...tanks with slit windows!??! UGH. *rant off*For me, test driving the LaCrosse, it was the shoulder room and how close my head was to the driver's window. Maybe it was something I would get used to, but it just felt...tight and confining. And you're right, the dealer did try to push it as full size, or move me to the SUV, which I'm not interested in. Then I found the 2010 Super and I wasn't in the market anymore.