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2005 Buick Park Avenue
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,350
6 listings nationwide

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2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,195
39 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Buick Park Avenue
FWD

Buick is getting set to reinvigorate its brand with a whole new lineup for 2006, so 2005 will be the last year for the full-size Park Avenue sedan. This luxury sedan has seat for six ...

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 Park Avenue
FWD
10
writes:
both are good. Ihave driven buick park avenues ultra and want another.
Back Seats Ranked 2004 Buick Park Avenue Ultra FWD worse.
"none"
Family Car Ranked 2004 Buick Park Avenue Ultra FWD worse.
"none"
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL FWD worse.
"Seems roomier."
Family Car Ranked 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL FWD worse.
"Old style, personal choice."
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!"
115
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 Park Avenue
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 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
205 hp @ 5,200 RPM
227 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
230 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
9.8:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.9 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 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
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
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 41.4 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.1 cu ft 17 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 206.8 in 203.2 in
Width 74.7 in 73.8 in
Height 57.4 in 58 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 115.6 in

Available Options

2005 Buick Park Avenue
FWD
2011 Buick Lucerne
CX FWD

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