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Buick's mid-size sedan, the Century, was long on classic (read: boxy) styling and value. As a mid-size, it competed successfully in price and features with the likes of such value-identified models as the Ford Taurus, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord while wearing an upscale nameplate. While there was little to be excited about at first glance, Century's virtues were comfort, unobtrusive styling and a competitive price.


Year-to-year changesEdit

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
Special 4DR Sedan N/A 1996
N/A Special 4DR Wagon
Custom 2DR Coupe N/A 1993
Custom 4DR Sedan 2005
Custom 4DR Wagon N/A 1993
Limited 4DR Sedan N/A Limited 4DR Sedan 2002
Limited 4DR Wagon N/A 1992

1991Edit

There were three models: Special (4-door sedan only), Limited (sedan and wagon), and Custom. The Special was introduced this model year.

Standard equipment on the Limited included an armrest, power antenna, bright metal wheel well trim, leather seats and one size larger tires.

1993Edit

This was the last model year for the 2-door coupe. The station wagon version now became available only in the Special trim level. The Special came standard with a 120-hp 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, coupled to a simple 3-speed automatic transaxle.

1994Edit

ABS and a driver's-side airbag became standard equipment. The 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine had several improvements over 1994, including roller lifters for reduced noise and friction. The transmission was modified to reduce surging during transition from closed- to open-throttle conditions.

The Custom was now propelled by a 3.1-liter 160-hp V6/4-speed automatic transmission combination that was optional on the Special and Limited.

1995Edit

Little has changed for this model year, and that might well be a virtue rather than an indictment. New seats, both front and rear, as well as the instrument cluster, with easier-to-read graphics and backlighting for improved nighttime visibility, were new for 1995.

The 3.1-liter V6 engine now had a quieter belt tensioner pulley, an uprated a/c condenser and corrosion-resistant fuel rails.

1998Edit

After the Skylark was discontinued in 1998, the Century became Buick's new entry-level luxury sedan since then until 2005.

Retail pricesEdit

2DR CoupeEdit

Model year(s) List price Effective date
1991 $13,785 February 10, 1991
1992 $14,550 October 13, 1991

4DR SedanEdit

Model year(s) Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Custom $13,685 February 10, 1991
1991 Limited $14,795 February 10, 1991
1992 Special $13,795 October 13, 1991
1992 Custom $14,755 October 13, 1991
1992 Limited $15,695 October 13, 1991

4DR WagonEdit

Model year(s) Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Custom $15,310 February 10, 1991
1991 Limited $16,230 February 10, 1991
1992 Custom $15,660 October 13, 1991
1992 Limited $16,395 October 13, 1991
  • $14,470 (1994 Buick Century Special 4DR Sedan)
  • $15,470 (1994 Buick Century Special 4DR Wagon)

As of mid-1994:

  • $15,160 (1995 Buick Century Special 4DR Sedan)
  • $16,160 (1995 Buick Century Special 4DR Wagon)
  • $17,965 (1995 Buick Century Custom 4DR Sedan)

As of mid-1995:

  • $15,815 (1995 Buick Century Special 4DR Sedan)
  • $16,500 (1995 Buick Century Special 4DR Wagon)
  • $17,350 (1995 Buick Century Custom 4DR Sedan)
  • $19,049 (1995 Buick Century Limited Edition 4DR Sedan)

As of October 1, 1995:

  • $16,720 (1996 Buick Century Special 4DR Sedan)
  • $18,135 (1996 Buick Century Special 4DR Wagon)
  • $18,383 (1996 Buick Century Custom 4DR Sedan)
  • $19,406 (1996 Buick Century Limited Edition 4DR Sedan)

Shipping pricesEdit

  • $525 (1994 models)
  • $535 (1995 models)
  • $540 (1996 models)

GalleryEdit

Video ClipsEdit

Buick Century 4DR Sedan

Buick Century 4DR Sedan