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2001 Buick Park Avenue

$395 — $7,167 USED
Sedan
5-6 Seats
23-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Park Avenue occupies the top rung of Buick’s four-step car ladder, superseding the others in size and price. The major addition for this front-drive luxury sedan is an ultrasonic parking assist feature as a new option. When the transmission is in reverse, sensors in the rear bumper detect when the car is close to other objects and activates visual and audible warnings.

OnStar, General Motors’ satellite-based communication and navigation system, is a new standard feature on the Park Avenue Ultra and a new factory-installed option on the base Park Avenue. OnStar previously was available as a dealer-installed option.

The Park Avenue is built from the same basic design as the Buick LeSabre, Cadillac DeVille, Oldsmobile Aurora and other full-size GM cars, though each has its own unique styling and features.



Exterior
The Park Avenue has the same basic look as Buick’s other sedans, but it is bigger. At 207 inches from stem to stern, it is 7 inches longer than the LeSabre, Buick’s lower-priced, family-oriented counterpart.

Both the base model and the Ultra have a classic Buick-style grille with vertical chrome bars. The Ultra has less chrome trim and different aluminum wheels to separate it from the base Park Avenue.



Interior
The roomy interior has standard seats for six, though on both models, the front bench is split 55/45, shaped for two and comes with a folding center armrest that contains cupholders and storage space. Bucket seats are optional ...
Vehicle Overview
The Park Avenue occupies the top rung of Buick’s four-step car ladder, superseding the others in size and price. The major addition for this front-drive luxury sedan is an ultrasonic parking assist feature as a new option. When the transmission is in reverse, sensors in the rear bumper detect when the car is close to other objects and activates visual and audible warnings.

OnStar, General Motors’ satellite-based communication and navigation system, is a new standard feature on the Park Avenue Ultra and a new factory-installed option on the base Park Avenue. OnStar previously was available as a dealer-installed option.

The Park Avenue is built from the same basic design as the Buick LeSabre, Cadillac DeVille, Oldsmobile Aurora and other full-size GM cars, though each has its own unique styling and features.



Exterior
The Park Avenue has the same basic look as Buick’s other sedans, but it is bigger. At 207 inches from stem to stern, it is 7 inches longer than the LeSabre, Buick’s lower-priced, family-oriented counterpart.

Both the base model and the Ultra have a classic Buick-style grille with vertical chrome bars. The Ultra has less chrome trim and different aluminum wheels to separate it from the base Park Avenue.



Interior
The roomy interior has standard seats for six, though on both models, the front bench is split 55/45, shaped for two and comes with a folding center armrest that contains cupholders and storage space. Bucket seats are optional on the Ultra.

Leather is standard on the Ultra and optional on the base model, and the wood trim in the Ultra is real. The spacious trunk holds 19 cubic feet of cargo.



Under the Hood
Base models come with a 205-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine, and Ultras pack a supercharged version of this engine with 240 hp. The base engine takes regular gasoline, and the supercharged one requires premium gas. Both team with a four-speed automatic transmission.



Safety
StabiliTrak, a lateral-skid control feature, is standard on the Ultra and optional on the base model. Side-impact airbags for the front seats and antilock brakes are standard on both, and traction control is standard on the Ultra and optional on the base model.

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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Comfort, comfort, comfort

by Justin from juno beach on May 13, 2018

Like driving on air. Great ride, big interior, could use a v8, but does just fine with a v6. Very spacious interior seats six. Love thiscar. Read full review

(5.0)

A lot of car for the money

by RC from Birmingham, AL on November 7, 2013

I have owned several Lexus autos & 1 SUV. I needed a car to have around the house. This car I bought used with 89k on it has been great. We take it on all of our out of town trips. Great ride, equal ... Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Park Avenue received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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