Used Car: 2011 Buick Lucerne Review
The 2011 Buick Lucerne is a middle-of-the-pack sedan that offers the quiet and smooth ride of most large cars and a high reliability rating, but falters in terms of driving dynamics and interior features.
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When the 2011 Lucerne was new, reviewers complained about its lackluster performance. They felt that acceleration with the base V6 was only adequate, and they disliked the four-speed automatic transmission, which they felt negatively impacted and the Lucerne’s driving dynamics. Reviewers thought other 2011 large cars offered better performance, and the Lucerne’s softly-tuned suspension means that it performs best as a highway cruiser.
When it was new, reviewers thought the Lucerne’s cabin was spacious and comfortable. In particular, they liked the seats, saying that they could accommodate people of any size, even on long trips. However, the Lucerne was a tad outdated when it comes to interior tech features. Still, reviewers liked the Lucerne’s dash layout and easy-to-use controls. Standard features in the Lucerne include cloth seats, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port and OnStar. Available features on higher trims and in option packages include Bluetooth, a touch-screen navigation system, a Harman Kardon stereo, leather seats with front heating, dual-zone climate control and rear parking assist.
While the 2011 Lucerne trails other used large cars when it comes to safety, its high reliability rating should appeal to those who want a dependable used car.
Other Cars to Consider
The highly-ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse is worth a look thanks to its quiet ride and luxurious interior. The LaCrosse uses less fuel than the Lucerne and comes with excellent safety ratings.
Check out the 2011 Ford Taurus if you’re seeking a well-rounded used large car. With the Taurus, you’ll gain better performance, fuel economy, interior quality and safety ratings. Additionally, the Taurus offers great reliability and one of the largest trunks in the class. All these attributes contributed to the Taurus winning our 2011 Best Family Sedan for the Money award.