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2003 Buick Park Avenue

  • 2003 Buick Park Avenue Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      205/230
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $34,600
  • 2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      240/280
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $39,725
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2003 Buick Park Avenue Review

Quality, performance, style, and safety all flow well together in this vehicle.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue triggers fond memories of earlier Buick models. The full-size sedan comes with attractive interiors decorated in leather and wood grain trim. The exterior of the 2003 Buick Park Avenue runs on 17-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels and stands tall at 5.5-inch ground clearance.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive, four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Park Avenue Sedan, Park Avenue Ultra

What's New

The 17-inch, chrome-plated aluminum wheels are the most eye-catching new feature on the 2003 Buick Park Avenue. The three engine vents on the front fender have elicited mirth and nostalgia in equal measure. The Gran Touring system. The rear stabilizer bar in adds to the vehicle’s stability.

Exterior

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue full-size sedan has longer and wider dimensions than other sedans from Buick. It comes with 16 x 6.5-inch alloy wheels and P225/60R16 all-season tires. It has intermittent wipers on the windshield and the rear window has defogger. The front fender has three engine vents on either side. The vehicle stands on a 113.8-inch wheelbase, and has a 5.5 inches ground clearance. Its other exterior dimensions are 74.7 inches width, 57.4 inches height, 206.8 inches length, and it can handle 19.1 cubic feet cargo.

Interior

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with a ten-way power driver and passenger seat in the front. The front seats come with height-adjustable headrests, and the rear seat comes with a folding center armrest with storage. The power features on the 2003 Buick Park Avenue include power door locks, power windows, and power mirrors. The interior comes with cup holders in the front and in the rear. The doors have door pockets and the front seatback has a storage pocket. The front console has storage, as does the overhead console.

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with power steering and a tilt and adjustable steering wheel. The leather steering wheel has cruise controls and audio controls mounted on it. For comfort, the Buick Park Avenue has dual zone climate control in the front for the driver and passenger. It comes with reading lights in the front and rear. The driver and the front passenger get an illuminating vanity mirror each.

The dashboard of the 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with a clock and an entertainment system. For entertainment, the vehicle has six speakers and an AM/FM stereo. The interior dimensions of the Buick Park Avenue are 39.8 inches headroom, 56.4 inches hip room, 42.4 inches legroom, and 59.2 inches shoulder room.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with a powerful, 3.8-liter, V-6 engine. The engine spurts 205 hp at 5200 rpm and 230 lb-ft torque at 4000 rpm. It has overhead valves (OHV) and 12 valves. The Buick Park Avenue has a front wheel-drive, four-speed automatic transmission.

The suspension system comes with MacPherson strut suspension, semi-trailing arm rear suspension, and four-wheel independent suspension.

Safety

The 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with side-mounted airbags in the front for the driver and passenger, and adjustable headrests. The two adjustable headrests in the front protect occupants from neck injuries and whiplash in an impact. The rear seat comes with child seat anchors and the rear doors come with child safety locks to ensure that a child cannot open the rear doors without the assistance of an adult.

Pre-impact safety features include four-wheel anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), and the brake system comes with ventilated disc brakes in front and solid disc brakes in the rear, and an electronic brake-force distribution system. The vehicle comes with an anti-theft alarm system and an engine immobilizer. The interior of the trunk has an interior trunk release lever. The trunk release lever enables a person locked or trapped in the trunk to free him or herself by opening it from the inside. To enhance safe driving in all types of light intensity, the 2003 Buick Park Avenue comes with cornering lights, daytime running lights, and dusk sensing headlights.

EPA Fuel Economy

Park Avenue Sedan: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Park Avenue Ultra: 17/27 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Roomy interior
  • Engine power
  • Attractive exterior
  • Interior upholstery
  • Smooth ride

You Won't Like

  • Engine features
  • Low quality parts
  • Public perception

Sum Up

Quality, performance, style, and safety all flow well together in this vehicle.

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