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2005 Buick LeSabre
Custom Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,450
109 listings nationwide

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1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,490
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Buick LeSabre
Custom Sedan FWD

The Buick LeSabre holds several notable distinctions. As Buick's entry level full-size sedan (just a notch below the Park Avenue), the LeSabre is both the number one selling car in it...

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Buick LeSabre
Custom Sedan FWD
20
writes:
Great car
85
writes:
Outstanding car! 3800 V-6.
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Impala worse.
"Everything!"
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Impala worse.
"Heated leather, styling"
90
writes:
For a twelve year old car that I only paid 3000 for its a gem. Has never failed and easy on the wallet for rep...
Power Ranked 2005 Honda Accord DX worse.
"Yes, more powerful"
Family Car Ranked 2005 Honda Accord DX worse.
"More room and more cargo capacity"
1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
135
1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Overall I Love This Car. — i love this car. she is the one on the right. If i decide to go for a drive and get out on the higwa...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

165
1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Good Luck Finding 1! — Great car owned it for 3 years and it is always reliable and it will beat most of the cras on the st...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

115
writes:
Handling Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"Aerodynamics I guess"
Looks/Style Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"aerodynamics look at the higher end coupes of today 2017 designs 95-99 Rivieras were ahead of their time they should have put the supercharged V8 as proposed."

Specs

2005 Buick LeSabre
Custom Sedan FWD
1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
205 hp @ 5,200 RPM
240 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
230 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
8.5:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
3,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.8 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Optional Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 39.9 in 37.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 200 in 207.2 in
Width 73.5 in 75 in
Height 57 in 54.6 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 113.8 in

Available Options

2005 Buick LeSabre
Custom Sedan FWD
1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD

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