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2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,625
18 listings nationwide

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2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,035
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD

The Buick Century has always been one of the top-two selling cars in the Buick lineup, but 2005 will mark its last year of production as it makes way for the more youth-oriented LaCros...

2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

In 2017, Buick unveiled its third generation LaCrosse, which introduced a new styling direction for the brand. Therefore, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse receives only minimal updates as it en...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
20
writes:
Great reliable car
writes:
a nice, comfortable family hauler that excels on the freeway but falls short in the handling department.
Power Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 better.
"The motor and transmission tuning made the Grand Am more powerful than the Century."
Family Car Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 worse.
"The Buick Century is a better family car as it rides better, is more comfortable, and is more practicable than the Grand Am."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Honda Accord better.
"Elegant Style "
Family Car Ranked 2005 Honda Accord better.
"Sleakness"
2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 16.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
175 hp @ 5,200 RPM
310 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11.5:1
Displacement
3,100 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.74 in x 3.37 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 3 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42 in
Back Legroom 36.9 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 15 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 194.6 in 197.5 in
Width 72.7 in 73.5 in
Height 56.6 in 57.5 in
Wheelbase 109 in 114.4 in

Available Options

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
2019 Buick LaCrosse
Avenir AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Carrageen Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • PEPPERDUST Metallic
  • Pewter Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Dynamic Drive Package
  • Driver Confidence Package II

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