Buick Park Avenue Review – Research New & Used Buick Park Avenue Models | Edmunds

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Buick Park Avenue

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Park Monopoly buffs and New Yorkers that name dear. And so do whose automotive tastes run old-school American luxury, the that’s reflected in the Buick Avenue.

To these folks, pillowed seats, smooth and powertrains and a ride quality shields occupants from the noises and jolts of the outside are of paramount importance.

Originally in the mid-1970s as a super-posh trim for the Electra model, the early Avenue boasted velour so thick and soft you’d you were sitting on Queen sofa. Other hallmarks of 455-cubic-inch, V8-powered, disco-era included more faux trim for the cabin and more trim for the body.

Downsized in the Electra Park Avenue was a big car that could be powered by a V8. A more serious downsizing took place in the mid-’80s saw the big Electra morph into a squared-off sedan that was shorter and lighter. The powertrain did an as well, as the new Buick flagship front-wheel drive and exclusively fuel-efficient V6 power.

The dawn of the 1990s saw the Buick Avenue transition from a level to its own model when it the Electra. Slightly larger the boxy ’80s version, Park Ave boasted an elegant, curvaceous body. An available V6 sated the appetites of those who for the thrust of the distant past, luxury features such as climate control kept the happy.

For 1997, a more polished emerged and loyalists of the isolationist of auto design were not as the big Buick still prioritized a ride over precise For the new millennium, however, Buick’s decided a changing of the guard was The Park Avenue (and the was replaced by the Lucerne.

Most Buick Park Avenue

The recent Buick Park , produced for the 1997-2005 model served as the brand’s flagship sedan. This model’s platform improved ride and characteristics and also minimized the of any squeaks and rattles as compared to the generation. Styling was evolutionary, the same silhouette shaped smoother body sides and fender peaks.

The cabin redesign included gauges and more easily controls, though storage were in short supply and the still had too many small

Base and Ultra trims offered, with the latter additional luxuries such as seating, a power passenger and an upgraded audio system. the front bench seat, the Avenue could seat up to six

Engine choices were a pair of 3.8-liter V6s. The Park Avenue came the naturally aspirated version horsepower), while the Ultra the supercharged version (240 Both models drove front wheels through a automatic.

In a review of the Buick Avenue Ultra, we lauded the car for its acceleration (zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, good steering and traditional to gobble up vast amounts of in supreme comfort). Noted included disappointing interior quality and mediocre braking

Some drivers will find the car’s ride to be overly floaty, especially if the car equipped with the suspension-stiffening Touring package.

Key upgrades the years include available communications in 1998, stability (standard on Ultra) in 2000, park assist in ’01, and a new 17-inch chrome wheels and the of fender portholes for the ’03

Buick Park Avenue

As a used car consideration, the Park fares respectably. Draws relatively low pricing, a roomy good engine performance and economy, and the pride of owning that truly fulfills the like a Buick clichй. buyers might want to check out the Toyota Avalon, as it very similar traits.

Past Buick Park

The previous generation of the Buick Avenue was produced from Well-equipped base and more Ultra versions were With its curvaceous body and (on the supercharged V6 power, this Avenue was a showroom star for the division of General Motors.

both Park Avenues with Buick’s bulletproof V6 that made 170 hp, but for 1992 the received a supercharged version pumped out 205 hp. There were a few upgrades during this run as well. In ’94, the Ultra got 20 hp and heated seats were a new The base Park Avenue got its boost for ’95 so it made 205 hp.

The last year (’96) of generation saw the Ultra receive the II supercharged V6 (with 240 hp) and variable-assist

Whether one chooses the standard Avenue or the Ultra, this is a solid choice for a used car thanks to its comfortable ride, and admirable fuel efficiency.

to this Park Avenue was the version, which marked a downsizing of the model and a switch rear- to front-wheel drive.

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