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New for 2009-Buick

New for 2009-Buick

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2008
Critical Knowledge:
  • Enclave features a new, standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine, two new exterior colors

  • LaCrosse adds standard heated outside rearview mirrors, new wheels, exterior color, available Bluetooth

  • Lucerne CX, CXL feature new 227-hp, 3.9-liter, FlexFuel-capable V-6 engine

  • Lucerne Super powered by 292-hp, 4.6-liter, Northstar V-8 engine

2009 Buick Enclave
For 2009, the Buick Enclave 4-door, up-to-8-passenger crossover features a new, standard, 288-hp, 3.6-liter, direct-injection V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT), mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This transmission features clutch-to-shift operation, automatic grade braking, shift stabilization and precise shift control. The Enclave is available in CX and CXL models, in either front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) configuration. Also, two new exterior colors are added for 2009: Quicksilver Metallic and Silver Green Metallic.


2009 Buick LaCrosse
The 2009 LaCrosse, a FWD, 4-door, up-to-6-passenger midsize sedan, is carryover from 2008. Available in CX, CXL and Super models, all feature dual-zone climate control, remote start, heated outside rearview mirrors, tire-pressure monitor, 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel ABS, six air bags, OnStar Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn voice-guided navigation and XM satellite radio. Bluetooth for hands-free phone is available on all models (includes integrated steering wheel controls). Quicksilver Metallic exterior paint replaces Platinum Metallic for 2009, and Scarlet Red is discontinued.


2009 Buick Lucerne
The 2009 Buick Lucerne is a 4-door, up-to-6-passenger luxury sedan available in CX, CXL, and top-of-the-line Super trim levels. All models have dual-zone climate control; particulate air filtration system; Bluetooth connectivity; OnStar Direction & Connections with Turn-by-Turn voice-guided navigation; XM satellite radio with available NavTraffic; tire-pressure-monitoring system; 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel ABS; and six standard air bags. Most have remote park and rear parking assist, while some include lane-departure warning and side blind-zone alert standard (or optional). All except Super are powered by a 227-hp, 3.9-liter, FlexFuel V-6 engine that can run on E85 ethanol, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Lucerne Super has a 292-hp, 4.6-liter, Northstar V-8 engine and a heavy-duty, 4-speed automatic transmission. Three new exterior colors are added for 2009: Mystic Sapphire Tricoat, Quicksilver Metallic (replacing Platinum Metallic) and Cyber Gray Metallic (replacing Sharkskin). Super also adds Crystal Red Tintcoat and Black Onyx.

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