2011 Buick
Lucerne CXL Premium
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LT

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium

10.0

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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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Power outlets
Standard
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Leather
Standard
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

9.0

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LT

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Average number of gears
6
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Sporty performance
11.8 lb/hp
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Quite powerful
300 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Winner: Lucerne CXL Premium
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  • Leather comes standard on the Lucerne CXL Premium; the Impala LT only offers cloth seats
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium Winner: Lucerne CXL Premium
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
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
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Crowd pleaser
  • Both have spacious front seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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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 Not Available Leather comes standard on the Lucerne CXL Premium; the Impala LT only offers cloth seats

Cost

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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MSRP $36,440 vs $27,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg The Impala LT has OK city mileage, while the Lucerne CXL Premium is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Lucerne CXL Premium's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Impala LT's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Lucerne CXL Premium's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Impala LT's is very short

Performance

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Horsepower 227 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Impala LT is fairly powerful, but the Lucerne CXL Premium is not far behind
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Impala LT has an OK number of gears, while the Lucerne CXL Premium has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 16.8 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp The Impala LT 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

Road Tests

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 135 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 2 stars vs Unknown

Practicality

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Passengers 6 vs 6 Crowd pleaser
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Highway driving range 486 miles vs 493 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 17.0 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.3 ft3 vs 56.6 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Impala LT'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 Not Available The Lucerne CXL Premium's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Impala LT
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Lucerne CXL Premium offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Impala LT
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Lucerne CXL Premium
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Number of speakers 9 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium 2012 Buick LaCrosse Lucerne CXL Premium vs LaCrosse
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Impala LT vs Malibu LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LS 2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco Impala LS vs Cruze eco
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Chrysler 200 LX Impala LT vs 200 LX
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Toyota Corolla Impala LT vs Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Ford Fusion SE Impala LT vs Fusion SE

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