2011 Buick Lucerne  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#77 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2011 vehicles


The Lucerne, a mainstay of Buick's lineup since 2006, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Buick Lucerne is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Buick Lucerne has a score of 62, implying a 0.066% chance of driver death (5.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Buick Lucerne has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0658% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.5177%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0658% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.5177% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Buick Lucerne is 37% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Buick Lucerne is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9151Hyundai AzeraBuick LucerneChevrolet ImpalaCadillac CTSAcura TLToyota AvalonChrysler 300Dodge ChargerFord TaurusBuick LaCrosseHyundai GenesisHonda CrosstourComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Buick Lucerne with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 91. The 2011 Buick Lucerne is safer than the 2011 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2011 Cadillac CTS, the 2011 Acura TL, the 2011 Toyota Avalon, the 2011 Honda Crosstour, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse, the 2011 Ford Taurus, the 2011 Dodge Charger, and the 2011 Chrysler 300. It is about as safe as the 2011 Chevrolet Impala.

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