1996 Buick Park Avenue

  • 1996 Buick Park Avenue Base Sedan

    Base Sedan

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      3.8L V6
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  • 1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra Sedan

    Ultra Sedan

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      3.8L V6
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1996 Buick Park Avenue Review

Style, luxury, and high performance in a large sedan.

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The 1996 Buick Park Avenue is a large sedan offering a little luxury and excellent performance. It features the base model and the upgraded Ultra. The main difference between the two models is that the Buick Park Avenue Ultra comes equipped with a mighty, supercharged V-6 for increased acceleration and better overall performance. A powerful engine, it seems to handle the large sedan with the ease of a V-8. It includes several of the base model’s options as standard features, as well as magnetic variable effort steering. It is a comfortable, luxury sedan that guzzles gas, but provides a powerful, luxurious ride.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.8-liter six cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick Park Avenue, Buick Park Avenue Ultra

What's New

The 1996 Buick Park Avenue is equipped with a longer-life engine, making maintenance less frequent. Exterior and interior colors have been revamped, as well as the styling trim. Battery rundown protection enhances the Park Avenue, and the Ultra model comes equipped with a supercharged engine as a standard feature.


The 1996 Buick Park Avenue is a large, stylish four-door sedan with long, flowing contours. It features 15-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, and a lighted entry system.


Comfortably seating up to six passengers, the 1996 Buick Park Avenue comes with a host of standard features, including power windows and door locks, cruise control, power driver’s seat, air-conditioning, overhead console, and AM/FM/cassette audio system. It also offers excellent luxury options, such as heated front seats, keyless entry system, traction control, leather steering wheel trim, leather seating, auto-dim exterior mirrors, power moonroof, and steering wheel audio controls. The Ultra adds several standard features, including leather seats and auto-dim rear view mirror.

Performance & Handling

For a relatively low price, the 1996 Buick Park Avenue offers braking and handling normally reserved for more expensive vehicles. The standard V-6 engine is more powerful than it seems, and when adding the supercharger available with the Ultra, it seems more like an eight-cylinder engine. The Ultra also comes with magnetic variable effort steering and self-leveling suspension as standard features.


Safety features included as standard for the 1996 Buick Park Avenue include four-wheel anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and driver and passenger front airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Buick Park Avenue: 17/27 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Flowing contours and stylish design
  • Long-lasting engine components
  • Many standard features and great luxury features

You Won't Like

  • Poor gas mileage
  • Cheap plastic interior trim

Sum Up

Style, luxury, and high performance in a large sedan.

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