Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,273 - $7,888
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
197-292
Seats
5-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,273 - $7,888
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
197-292
Seats
5-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Buick Lucerne If...

If you're a current or former Buick large sedan lover, or have been away from roomy, comfy big American sedans for a while and would like a good reason to return, Lucerne is easily the b...

Buick Lucerne Models & Trims

2008 Buick Lucerne Owner Reviews

4.24

68 Reviews

44% 40% 13% 1% 1%

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Model Has Good and Bad Points

One problem had to do with the valves leaking oil. This was supposed to be covered but they made the record keeping process to verify the leak very complicated that we were never able to get this taken care of. Now I need to have some oil added to the car every 1500 miles. The car has generally performed well with good comfort because of adjustable seats. There doesn't seem to be a lot of power when accelerating from a stop, though the car drives well once it gets up to cruising speed. In the winter, it takes 15-20 minutes for the car heater to warm the interior of the car and I would have liked to have heated seats. This model has a CD and a tape deck player, which has been useful for all the old tapes I still have. One particularly annoying feature of this car is that the car battery is located underneath the back seat. This is not a great location for anyone who drives this car in a northern state (as I do) because inevitably there will be a super cold morning that the battery needs to be jumped and you can't get to it I know this is a space saving measure but it is not worth the hassle of getting to the battery when need to.

- Judy L

Car buyers beware. Be sure you only buy AFTER all recall work has been done!

I like the size and luxury of the car but the repairs have been a nightmare. I have spent $2400.00. Only to find I have a factory recall on the rear seat fuse box due to a design error that makes the weight of the back seat put pressure on the fuse box and damages the wires and electronics. The doors stopped locking and unlocking with the fob. Then the fan short circuited and the dash has to be removed and then the fan could be fixed, then the door they removed came loose and nearly came off. Another trip to the shop for that and the catalytic converter had to be replaced twice just since I have had it.. Like I said this has been a nightmare.

- Lisa M

Great car, bad gas guzzler

I do really like my car but if you are going to be buying a Buick I would suggest that you expect to always remember to keep an extra $20 to $40 dollars around (depending on what Buick you have and the price of gas where you live) for gas money. I run out of gas quite frequently and it isn't because I don't fill in up often. For me driving as much as I do which is everyday, I would say $40.00 worth of gas will only last me a week if I am lucky. Other than that I absolutely love all the special features. Heated seats, on star, heated steering wheel, sun roof, dual A/C and heat, etc. Best car I have owned. I love it.

- Michaela W

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Compare Models & Key Features

2008 Buick Lucerne Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,273 - $7,098
$5,581 - $7,530

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
275 hp

Engine Type

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

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.6 in.
115.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.2 ft.
44 ft.

Length

Length
203.2 in.
203.2 in.

Width

Width
73.8 in.
73.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3764 .lbs
4013 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
275 hp

Torque

Torque
227 ft. lbs.
295 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 13 mpg
8 - 12 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
23 mpg

Category Name: Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety