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2009 Buick Allure

2009 Buick Allure delivers style, refined performance and value, along with more safety and convenience features.

Fresh from a major visual refreshening and the recent introduction of a Super model, the 2009 Buick Allure delivers a higher level of safety and convenience features. The enhancements make Allure an even better value for entry-luxury customers.

Buick Allure enhancements for the 2009 model year include standard heated outside rearview mirrors on all models. The heating element is activated whenever the rear defogger is operated and clears the exterior mirrors of snow, ice and light rain.

2009 BUICK ALLURE

 

 

New for 2009

•  Heated outside rearview mirrors standard on all models

•  Bluetooth for Phone hands-free phone interface available on all models (includes integrated steering wheel controls)

•  16-inch painted aluminum wheel now standard on CX models (replaces 16-inch steel cover wheel)

•  17-inch chrome-clad wheel available on CX models (replaces 16-inch chrome-clad wheel)

•  Quicksilver Metallic exterior finish replaces Platinum Metallic (Scarlet Red no longer available)

 

 

2009 BUICK ALLURE DELIVERS STYLE, REFINED PERFORMANCE AND VALUE, ALONG WITH MORE SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES

 

Fresh from a major visual refreshening and the recent introduction of a Super model, the 2009 Buick Allure delivers a higher level of safety and convenience features. The enhancements make Allure an even better value for entry-luxury customers.

 

Buick Allure enhancements for the 2009 model year include standard heated outside rearview mirrors on all models. The heating element is activated whenever the rear defogger is operated and clears the exterior mirrors of snow, ice and light rain.

 

Allure customers who frequently transport larger items can opt for the convenience of a split folding rear seat design. They allow longer items to be safely carried inside the vehicle. The 60/40 split folding aspect of the seats also ensures that Allure customers can carry cargo and one rear passenger.

 

Another convenience feature is the Bluetooth for Phone hands-free phone interface; it's available on all Buick Allure models for 2009 and uses OnStar's voice recognition to interpret voice commands to dial phone numbers and name tags. Phone conversations are transmitted through the vehicle's audio system. The volume can be adjusted via the integrated steering wheel controls, allowing drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times for both safety and convenience.

 

Further enhancing the entry-level Allure CX model are more stylish wheels for 2009. Painted 16-inch aluminum wheels are now standard and replace the previous 16-inch steel wheels and wheel covers. Seventeen-inch chrome-clad wheels are available.

 

One new exterior colour is available for 2009: Quicksilver Metallic replaces Platinum Metallic.

 

Powertrains

 

Two distinct engines power the 2009 Buick Allure lineup. Allure CX and CXL models are propelled by the 3.8L V-6. This proven industry stalwart is rated at an SAE-certified 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 230 lb.-ft (312 Nm) of torque. The 3.8L features electronic throttle control to improve engine response and optimize fuel efficiency. Recent upgrades to the 3.8L also result in quiet operation.

 

Allure Super models, meanwhile, are powered by the robust 5.3L V-8 small-block. Rated at 300 horsepower (224 kW) and 323-lb.-ft (438 Nm)* of torque, it enables Allure Super to reach 100 km from a dead stop in just 5.9 seconds. The 5.3L small-block V-8 uses GM's Active Fuel Management (AFM), an engine technology that seamlessly switches between four and eight cylinders to save fuel.

 

Ride and handling

 

For an optimal balance of smooth ride quality and road-holding capability, Allure CX and CXL models feature a MacPherson-strut coil-over-spring front suspension employing twin-tube dampers with four-stage valving and a 30-mm tubular stabilizer bar. The independent, tri-link rear suspension, meanwhile, features coil-over-struts and a 17-mm tubular direct-acting stabilizer bar.

 

CX & CXL models are equipped with standard 16-inch wheels and P225/60R16 tires; 17-inch wheels with P225/55R17 tires are available on Allure CX and standard on CXL models.

 

Allure Super models feature a specially tuned suspension system for precise steering, improved ride control and feel, and increased braking performance. Bilstein monotube struts, larger front and rear rotors, high-precision steering gear, StabiliTrak, and recalibrated chassis controls help the Allure Super deliver confident handling and road manners, while also maintaining overall ride comfort.

 

The Super version comes standard with the largest wheel and tire combination available on the Allure 18 x 7-inch aluminum rims wrapped by P235/50R18 all-season tires. Chrome-finish wheels are available.

 

An inviting interior

 

Allure's inviting interior reflects Buick's craftsmanship. Attention to detail is evident in the use of high-quality, soft-touch materials that are complemented by the tasteful use of chrome and woodgrain accents. It's also apparent in the precise alignment of the various interior components.

 

CX and CXL models are available in either five- or six-passenger seating configurations. Allure Super is available exclusively with five-passenger seating.

 

Interior roominess abounds in all Allure models. With its 110.5-inch wheelbase, Allure delivers an impressive 3,268 litres (115.4 cubic feet) of interior volume, including plenty of legroom 1,074 mm (42.3 inches) / 995 mm (37.6 inches) front/rear, plenty of hip room 1,404 mm (55.3 inches) / 1,387 mm (54.6 inches) front/rear) and a spacious 453 litre (16-cubic foot) trunk on CX and CXL models; 406 litres (14.3 cubic feet) on Super models.

 

QuietTuning

 

As with all Buick vehicles, Allure delivers a library-quiet ride, thanks to QuietTuning, an all-encompassing engineering approach aimed at reducing, blocking and absorbing unwanted noise from entering the vehicle's cabin. Specific QuietTuning examples include the use of acoustical laminate on the windshield and front side glass; steel laminate on the front-of-dash body area; expanded baffles in the roof pillars; extensive use of melt-on sound deadeners throughout the entire lower body structure; and sound-absorbing material throughout Allure's engine, passenger and cargo compartments.

 

Safety features

 

Allure is equipped with a host of standard safety and security features, including dual-stage frontal air bags, side curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes, and PASSKEY theft-deterrent system with engine immobilizer. OnStar service is also standard and includes hands-free voice recognition capabilities to provide more intuitive continuous digit dialling and improved voice recognition accuracy.

 

Other security and convenience features include Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, which detects stationary objects behind the vehicle and sounds a warning when the vehicle is being backed up.

2009 Buick Allure

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