The 2005 Buick Century provides a sedan model with some nice features. Most auto industry experts feel the car is long overdue for an upgrade and apparently Buick agrees because 2005 marks the last model year for the Century. With its 3.1-liter V-6 engine capable of 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, the Century should be in a good position to provide some power, but the car struggles with responsive acceleration. This car suits the driver looking for a reliable means of transportation, but do not expect too much from it.
The Century has some good to offer. The base price for these models stays very reasonable, especially for a used model. Many people appreciate the roomy cabin as well. In most cases, the models offer plenty of head and legroom in any seat. The dash and gauges have a simple layout, making it easy to see and use everything effectively. The car comes equipped with an FM/AM stereo and a single-CD player. The audio system features six speakers as well. Dual-zone air-conditioning comes standard along with front reading lights and an internal air filtration system.
Overall, the 2005 Buick Century serves as a reliable car with little in the way of refinement or excitement for the motivated driver. The Century’s competitors may be a better option for the buyer interested in a sedan with more options and a greater powertrain. The Century doesn’t offer the handling and performance it could.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.1-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick Century
The 2005 Buick Century shows very few changes for its last production year. Buick chooses to discontinue Graphite Metallic as an exterior color choice and add Glacier Blue Metallic in its place. The company also adds a Special Edition package option.
One of the biggest complaints about the 2005 Buick Century concerns its outdated style. The body style for this car has remained the same or very similar for several years. One can expect the classic body design typical of most Buicks. The Century looks like a sedan, simply put. This car recalls the original family car to mind. The Century works well for older people, as a company car, or for someone who spends a lot of time driving.
The one thing that can be said for the 2005 Buick Century is that it offers plenty of room. It shows no lack of head or legroom in the front or back seats. Unfortunately, the seats feel a bit mushy and don’t offer the comfort they would if made with better materials. The seats come in the bench style and upholstered with cloth. On the other hand, the controls and gauges for the Century remain easy to see and use. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of working with the controls. The trunk also offers a decent amount of room. With the back seat in its normal position, cargo space totals 16.7 cubic feet. Cup holders can be found in the front seat area of the car, as well as the center console with storage space. Door pockets provide more storage in the back seat too.
Performance & Handling
The 2005 Buick Century doesn’t earn any attention for its performance and handling. This car contains a 3.1-liter, V-6 engine that, despite how promising it sounds, really doesn’t deliver the power one would expect. Paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, the driving experience feels rather uninspired. The Century proves good enough for regular commuting and day to day driving as long as you don’t mind the lack of power and sluggish pace of the sedan.
Safety gets a good deal of attention in the 2005 Buick Century. This car comes fully loaded with all kinds of safety features to ensure driver and passenger protection. It comes equipped with cornering lights, child seat anchors, and an engine immobilizer. Daytime running lights, emergency trunk release, and headrests provide standard equipment on this model as well.
EPA Fuel Economy
Buick Century: 18/27 mpg city/highway
- Easy-to-use controls
- Affordable price
- Plenty of interior space
You Won't Like
- Fewer features than competitors
- Seats feel too soft
- Engine lacks refinement and sufficient power
Plenty of space and comfort, but needs to be updated.
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