2003 Buick Century

  • 2003 Buick Century Custom Sedan

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2003 Buick Century Review

The Buick Century was a beautiful vehicle to celebrate a 100-year anniversary.

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A slowly dying trend, but one that is still captivating the hearts of Buick buyers is the three-occupant front seat of the 2003 Buick Century. The simple looking sedan is a darling of many Buick die-hards. The body color side molds, chrome door handles, and the chrome grille enhance this model’s attractive look.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan
Engines: 3.1-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Buick Century Custom

What's New

The chrome door handles and the grille are distinct additions on the 2003 Buick Century edition. The interior uses cloth and softer padding, moving away from the tough vehicle interiors of yester years. Optional safety features include Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) and adjustable head rests. Convenience features that were standard in the previous edition, such as a sunroof and heated exterior mirrors, are now optional in this edition.


The 2003 Buick Century comes with 15 x 6-inch steel wheels with P205/70R15 all-season tires. It has intermittent wipers and the rear window has defogger. The exterior dimensions of the Buick Century are 72.7 inches width, 56.6 inches height, and 194.6 inches length. It stands on a 109-inch wheelbase, and has a cargo capacity of 16.7 cubic feet.


The interior of the 2003 Buick Century retains simple utility that is ideal for its older owners. It comes with a rear seat with a pass-thru. This feature enables the owner to ferry longer items like skis in the trunk. It comes with power door locks, power windows, power steering, and power mirrors. The heated exterior mirrors are options on this edition. It comes with front and rear door pockets, a front console with storage, and it has cup holders in the front. The steering wheel of the 2003 Buick Century is tilt-adjustable.

For convenience, the 2003 Buick Century comes with dual zone air conditioning in the front. It has reading lights in the front, and both the driver and the front passenger get a vanity mirror each. The car’s entertainment system includes six speakers and an AM/FM radio with stereo. There are 39.4 inches of headroom, 54.4 inches of hip room, 42.4 inches of legroom, and 58 inches of shoulder room.

Performance & Handling

The engine of the 2003 Buick Century remains the same. The base engine is 3.1-liter V-6, producing 175 hp at 5200 rpm and 195 lb-ft torque at 4000 rpm, with overhead valves (OHV) and 12 valves. The Buick Century is front-wheel drive with a four-speed automatic. The suspension system includes MacPherson strut suspension, four-wheel independent suspension, and MacPherson strut rear suspension. The braking system comes with ventilated front disc brakes in the front, drum brakes in the rear, and electronic brake force distribution.


The 2003 Buick Century has height adjustable headrests in the front and the rear has integrated headrests. The two height-adjustable headrests in the front protect the occupants from neck injuries and whiplash. The rear seat has child seat anchors, and the rear doors come with child safety locks.

The 2003 Buick Century also comes with an anti-theft alarm system, an emergency trunk release lever, daytime running lights, and dusk sensing headlamps.

EPA Fuel Economy

Buick Century: 20/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Roomy interior
  • Custom options
  • Engine power
  • Performance

You Won't Like

  • Entertainment features
  • Limited safety features

Sum Up

The Buick Century was a beautiful vehicle to celebrate a 100-year anniversary.

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