2006 Buick Lucerne Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Platinum
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,887 - $7,245
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
197-275
Seats
5-6

How 2006 Buick Lucerne Ranks In Its Class

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#9
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#4
  By MPG

Buick Lucerne Models & Trims

CX $4,887 - $6,812
Horsepower: 197 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
CXL $5,246 - $7,245
Horsepower: 197 hp - 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
CXS $4,954 - $6,973
Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.11
1 star
0%

Buick Lucerne has helpful features it carries where you will not get nervous.

My vehicle problems is mostly the common problems that you have to deal with as your car starts to age. Brakes, tires, and rotors are examples of what I had to change. Regular oil changes needed. I do like the fact that it has features that are helpful like my park assist and letting you know how close you are too another car or whatever by sensors. I also like how it has seat warmers along with cool as well.

Rachel B
Helpful

I would say the power of the engine is what I like best. You really feel like you are moving in comparison to other cars.

The Lucerne has a nice, roomy interior which was important to me as I find some cars are rather cramped inside. I also really like the car for the power that the engine has. It was the first car I had that you barely had to touch the gas and the car zoomed forward. Other cars felt week and under powered in comparison. After experiencing this car, when I get a new car I think I am going to stick with Buick.

Alexander G
Helpful

My radio will tell me the name of a song and the artist that sings it.

My car is very comfortable. It rides nice and smooth. There are storage compartments that make it convenient to pack up and go. I have had only one problem and it was the power steering. My car is very reliable. It has a big tank so gas for it is not cheap. It's got power everything and it will let you know if something is wrong by displaying it. Overall, it's a very reliable car and full of comfort.

Penny R
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,887 - $6,812
$5,246 - $7,245

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 (hp)
197 - 275 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (197 HP [147 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 227 lb.
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (197 HP [147 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 227 lb., 4.6L DOHC V8 Northstar (275 HP [205.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb., 4.6L DOHC V8 NORTHSTAR (275 HP [205.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 295 lb.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 (in.)
42.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 (in.)
39.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
17 (cu. ft.)
17 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60R16
P235/55R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.6 (in.)
115.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.2 (ft.)
42.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
203.2 (in.)
203.2 (in.)

Width

Width
73.8 (in.)
73.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3764 (.lbs)
3969 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 (hp)
197 (hp)

Torque

Torque
227 (ft. lbs.)
227 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger dual-stage and front passenger dual-depth airbag system, includes passenger sensing system (front passenger airbag status indicated on the inside rearview mirror) driver and right front passenger side-impact, and side curtain for 1st and 2nd row outboard passengers. (Head curtain air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat, See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all positions
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front outboard (Center position lap belt is only available when 6-passenger seating is ordered)
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Traction control, full-range, powertrain and brake modulated *
  • Daytime running lamps, switchable *
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front outboard
  • StabiliTrak, Stability Control System, vehicle stability enhancement system, monitors directional status to provide appropriate force if vehicle is off track *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (3)

Electrical System Jun 23, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V355000
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.
Electrical System Aug 28, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 28, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V441000
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
Consequence:
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .
Steering > Hydraulic Power Assist > Hose, Piping, And Connections Apr 4, 2006
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 4, 2006
NHTSA Campaign:
06V105000
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A V8 ENGINE MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A POWER STEERING HOSE THAT IS NOT TO SPECIFICATION. THESE HOSES MAY SEPARATE AND LEAK FLUID.
Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, POWER STEERING ASSIST MAY BE LOST AND INCREASED STEERING EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED AT LOW SPEEDS. IF THE POWER STEERING FLUID WERE TO CONTACT HOT ENGINE PARTS, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING GEAR INLET HOSE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080 OR CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.

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