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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V8 Review


Refined Family Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V8

In short: A civilized, V8-powered full-size sedan.


This V8-powered replacement for the Park Avenue offers a wide variety of upscale niceties like heated and cooled leather seats for a fair price. And with the Lucerne's sizable engine cranking out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, this is one American sedan that doesn't sacrifice performance for posh looks.

The interior of the 2006 Buick Lucerne

A close-up of the exterior of the exterior of the 2006 Buick Lucerne

A three-quarter rear view of a 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V8

Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000 mile new vehicle warranty.

Price as tested: $33,945

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

Engine: 4.6L V8, 275 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque

Transmission: Four-speed automatic

Safety: Driver & passenger front and side air bags, front and rear side curtain air bags, OnStar One Year Safe & Sound, rear child seat anchors, remote keyless entry

Acceleration: 0-60 circa 7 sec.

Braking: Four-wheel power disc ABS

Fuel Economy: 17 city, 25 highway

Handling: Traction control, front and rear independent suspension, Magnasteer variable-assist, 17" wheels

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(Updated: 08/10/10 NW)

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