2011 Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
vs. 2012 Buick
LaCrosse

2012 Buick LaCrosse

10.0

starting from

$39,130

Reasons to buy the Buick LaCrosse

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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Entertainment system
Standard
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Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions
4 stars
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium

9.8

starting from

$36,440
"Generous room for five or even six? Check."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lucerne's seating
"The Lucerne provides a serene atmosphere with very little road noise."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lucerne's noise

Reasons to buy the Buick Lucerne CXL Premium

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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More passenger seats
6
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Spacious front seats
56.3 ft3
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Very spacious back seats
51.5 ft3
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.6
2012 Buick LaCrosse Winner: LaCrosse
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  • The LaCrosse has 4.6x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 2 stars
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Longer basic warranty
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
  • Very inefficient in the city
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Safety Features - vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • The LaCrosse 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Lucerne CXL Premium
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.8

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 5 stars The Lucerne CXL Premium is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the LaCrosse
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 2 stars The better is 4.6x safer than the Lucerne CXL Premium

Cost

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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MSRP $39,130 vs $36,440 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 17 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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Horsepower 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 227 HP @ 5,700 RPM The LaCrosse is fairly powerful, but the Lucerne CXL Premium is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The LaCrosse has an OK number of gears, while the Lucerne CXL Premium has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The LaCrosse 's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.3 lb/hp vs 16.8 lb/hp The LaCrosse is a sporty car, while the Lucerne CXL Premium is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Practicality

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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Passengers 5 vs 6 The Lucerne CXL Premium can carry a soccer team, and the LaCrosse has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 486 miles vs 486 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 13.3 ft3 vs 17.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.6 ft3 vs 56.3 ft3 The Lucerne CXL Premium has roomy front seats and the LaCrosse is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The LaCrosse 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Lucerne CXL Premium
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The LaCrosse 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Lucerne CXL Premium
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Cupholders Unknown vs 4
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 9
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs Yes
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the LaCrosse 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the LaCrosse ; no amount of money can buy it on the Lucerne CXL Premium

Road Tests

Buick
LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
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0-60 mph 6.6 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 114 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.1 s @ 94 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 133 mph vs Unknown

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