In comparing the Buick LaCrosse's and the Buick Lucerne's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Buick Lucerne has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Buick Lucerne's specifications and ratings, the Buick Lucerne is a better car than the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Buick Lucerne Pricing
A used 2011 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $5,906 to $15,999 while a used 2011 Buick Lucerne is priced between $5,850 to $15,623.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 182 horsepower, and the Buick Lucerne base engine makes 227 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. The Lucerne is rated to deliver an average of 15 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles. This gives the Buick LaCrosse the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Buick Lucerne. The LaCrosse uses gasoline, and the Lucerne uses ethanol, gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Buick Lucerne has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Buick LaCrosse has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.