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1996 Buick Lesabre

  • 1996 Buick Lesabre Custom Sedan

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1996 Buick Lesabre Review

Traditional styling and solid performance.

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A four-door, five-passenger, front-drive sedan with traditional styling cues, the 1996 Buick LeSabre offers better performance this year. Equipped with a more powerful engine, the 1996 Buick LeSabre offers up solid performance and smooth driving for a larger vehicle, achieving an impressive 205 horsepower.

The Buick LeSabre represents the most popular full-size sedan sold in the U.S. It appeals to consumers seeking a vehicle with classic style and comfort. It offers a spacious interior with plush seating, perfect for a pleasant drive in the city or a leisurely cruise through the country.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick LeSabre Custom, Buick LeSabre Limited

What's New

The 1996 Buick LeSabre comes with a more powerful Series II engine. The LeSabre Custom comes equipped with rear window defroster as a standard feature, the Limited with dual automatic climate control, and both models offer some interior trim revisions. Traction control now provides an optional feature on the Custom, and three new exterior colors become available as well.


A popular full-size sedan, the 1996 Buick LeSabre comes equipped with 15-inch wheels, a rear window defroster, and tinted glass. The LeSabre features a classic, understated design with sporty lines. The LeSabre Ultra offers a keyless entry system and alloy wheels.


The Buick LeSabre boasts an inviting interior complete with many upgrades, and it conveniently seats up to six people. Standard interior features for the 1996 Buick LeSabre include power windows and door locks, air-conditioning, an AM/FM audio system, driver and passenger front airbags, and cloth seating. The LeSabre Limited includes several extra standard features such as a keyless entry system, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic on/off headlights, and cruise control. A Personal Choice package allows two different drivers to program lighting and locking preferences.

Performance & Handling

The Series II, 3.8-liter V-6 offers better performance than previous LeSabres, with increased acceleration. The Gran Touring Package brings magnetic variable effort steering, a better suspension, and automatic level control. The 1996 Buick LeSabre handles well and drives smoothly over rough surfaces.


Safety features for the 1996 Buick LeSabre include driver and passenger front airbags and a four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS). It also includes two reminder chimes that let the driver know if the parking brake is engaged for more than 50 feet or if the turn signal has been on for over a mile. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration awards the LeSabre marginal ratings. It received three stars (out of five) in passenger crash tests as well as side-impact front and rear tests. Driver side-impact testing earns five stars.

EPA Fuel Economy

Buick LeSabre: 17/27 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • High-performance engine
  • Excellent options available
  • Roomy interior

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel economy

Sum Up

Traditional styling and solid performance.

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