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2001 Buick Park Avenue Review
American luxury still exists.
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The 2001 Buick Park Avenue is a front-drive, luxury sedan. Its extra-large structure, combined with an award-winning engine, gives it a commanding presence on the road. It has a clean design that easily appeals to people of all ages.
Drivers get the satisfaction of a smooth highway driving experience, as well as the ability to pass other cars easily when the need arises. Passengers enjoy a stable and comfortable ride with plenty of room. Its standard safety features provide everyone who hops inside assurance of a safe ride.
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick Park Avenue, Buick Park Avenue Ultra
The 2001 Buick Park Avenue gets a few changes in regards to safety, convenience, and exterior colors offered. An ultrasonic rear park assist system on board improves safety while driving in reverse.
The Park Avenue has approximately a 207-inch length, a 75-inch width, a 57-inch height, and a 114-inch wheelbase. It shows off a contemporary design with muscular grace and a classy style. Its nearly 3800-pound body sits on 16-inch silver alloy wheels. A chrome grille in front; chrome around the side windows, bumpers, and side of body; body-colored door mirrors with automatic operation; keyless entry; and daytime running lights provide features for the 2001 Buick Park Avenue. The Park Avenue has a solar-reflective windshield and tinted glass on its cabin.
The interior of the 2001 Buick Park Avenue feels roomy enough to seat six passengers. In the front, drivers find 10-way power leather seats with four-way articulating headrests, divided by a center armrest, dual cup holders, and a coin holder. Bins on the doors and pockets in the seats provide easy storage. In the dash, logically arranged gauges and conveniently located controls provide drivers with the ability to operate the vehicle easily. The 55/45-split rear leather bench seat has an armrest in the center with dual cup holders. The Park Avenue features dual-zone automatic climate control, power doors with lockout protection, power windows with a passenger lockout feature, and an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player.
Performance & Handling
The Park Avenue base model comes packed with a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 205 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque. The Ultra model comes standard with a supercharged 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine that cranks out 240 horsepower. Both offer strong acceleration and mate with a smooth-shifting, four-speed automatic transmission.
The 2001 Buick Park Avenue uses an independent front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with an independent rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. It features automatic rear suspension leveling. Its power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering gives drivers easy handling while maneuvering through traffic and going around corners.
The 2001 Buick Park Avenue comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. It includes driver, front-passenger, and front side-impact airbags. Side-impact bars to reduce the effect of side collisions. A security system prevents unwanted intrusion and starting of the Park Avenue without the original manufacturer key. The NHTSA gives the Park Avenue a rating of ?good.?
EPA Fuel Economy
Buick Park Avenue Ultra: 16/26 mpg city/highway
- Roomy Interior
- Good handling
- Comfortable ride
You Won't Like
- Below average fuel economy
- Rear visibility
- Some cheap interior parts
American luxury still exists.
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