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2011 Buick Lucerne 2011 Ford Taurus 2011 Buick LaCrosse
     
CX
  • CX
  • CXL
  • CXL Premium
  • Super *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
CX
  • CX
  • CXL FWD
  • CXL AWD
  • CXS

Prices

MSRP $29,730 $25,420 $27,130
Invoice $28,541 $23,573 $26,045
Avg. Paid $14,930 $13,901 $14,912

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.4 9.3 8.7
Performance 7.2 8.3 8.4
Interior 8.1 9.5 9.0
Operating Cost 7.7 7.9 7.7
Safety 8.7 9.3 9.7
Reliability 5.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Great reliability score
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Attractive cabin
  • Ford’s available Sync infotainment system
  • Smooth and balanced ride
  • Luxurious interior rivals a Lexus
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Adequate performance
  • Subpar safety score
  • Lack of steering feel
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V6 3.9L/237 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas L4 2.4L/147
MPG 17 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 115.6 112.9 111.7
Length, Overall (in) 203.2 202.9 196.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 85.7 73.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 60.7 59.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3735 4015 3829

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.0 102.2 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.0 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.9 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.9 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.3 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 38.1 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.9 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.8 53.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 17.0 20.1 13.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Optional
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas L4
Displacement 3.9L/237 3.5L/213 2.4L/147
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5700 263 @ 6250 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 237 @ 3200 249 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 42.2 41.0 38.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.0 18.4

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.