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

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2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,670
33 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...

2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2011 Buick Lucerne is an okay full-size sedan, but remains far fro...

The Good: A quiet and plush ride, plenty of passenger room and trunk space, user...

The Bad: Lackluster styling, tepid powerplants, a lazy brake pedal, poor fuel e...

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"
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
20
writes:
im just a buick kinda guy,for overall looks handling and price!
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"thats just my eye,dont get me wrong Lincoln makes beautiful cars as does Cadillac,but for overall features styling and PRICE I LEAN TOWARDS BUICK!"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Lincoln Town Car worse.
"as a family car Lincoln is more roomy!"
55
writes:
Lucerne is a Great Value with fantastic quality, ride, handling, performance, gas mileage (28mpg/19mpg), cargo...
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
" It’s great styling and elegance sure looks great when you see it on the road or parked!"
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX FWD worse.
"The Lucerne has a large and roomy back seat area with great leg, head and hip room with nice appointments of lights, heat and air conditioning, speakers and an opening to the trunk for long items!"
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2011 Buick Lucerne CX FWDReview:

Liked My Lesabre Better — It's an uninspiring boat, a bulky, lumbering, gas guzzling monster, with a grille that looks like a ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
175 hp @ 5,200 RPM
227 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9.8:1
Displacement
3,100 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.9 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
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 -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 2 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 36.9 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 17 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.6 in 203.2 in
Width 72.7 in 73.8 in
Height 56.6 in 58 in
Wheelbase 109 in 115.6 in

Available Options

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD

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