2001 Buick Century

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2001 Buick Century

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2 trims

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2001 Buick Century review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
OnStar, General Motors satellite-based communication system, is a new standard feature on the Century Limited, the top-shelf version of this midsize sedan. OnStar is now a factory-installed option for the base Custom model.

The Century vies with the full-size LeSabre in a race to be Buick’s most popular model. It is based on the same design as the Regal, also a midsize sedan, but caters to an older crowd with more conservative styling and a front bench seat that gives it six-passenger capacity.

Though the Century’s styling is similar to the Regal’s, a different grille, rear features, trim and wheels give it a unique appearance at first glance. Both ride a 109-inch wheelbase and come in four-door body styles.

Only the bench seats separate the six-passenger Century’s design from that of the sportier Regal, which is available with front buckets. All models come with a three-place front bench seat with a folding center storage armrest.

Under the Hood
A 175-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission comprise the only powertrain for the Century. The similar Regal comes with a 3.8-liter V-6.

In addition to the federally required dual front airbags, the Century also comes with standard antilock brakes and traction control. A side-impact airbag for the driver’s seat is included with leather upholstery, which is standard on the Limited and optional on the special edition version of the Custom.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Nice Running Car

Bought mine for $1000.00 from my Church Member it only had 79,865 miles. I love the way it drives. I wish I had several more.


most reliable car i ever owned

This car is most comfortable car i ever had, even thou i bought it used, easy to drive,quiet, smooth and perfect for family, very reliable


Very reliable.

Dependable, comfortable, well maintained, needs tires but car in a must see! Clean title, CarFAX available

See all 21 consumer reviews


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
72 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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