Buick's smallest mid-size sedan since 1982, 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 changes[edit | edit source]

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

1991[edit | edit source]

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.

1993[edit | edit source]

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.

1994[edit | edit source]

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.

1995[edit | edit source]

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.

1998[edit | edit source]

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

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

2DR Coupe[edit | edit source]

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

4DR Sedan[edit | edit source]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge 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
1994 Special $14,470 $525 January 1, 1994
1995 Special $15,160 $535 September 1, 1994
1995 Custom $17,965 $535 September 1, 1994
1995 Special $15,815 $535 January 1, 1995
1995 Custom $17,350 $535 January 1, 1995
1996 Special $16,720 $540 September 1, 1995
1996 Custom $18,383 $540 September 1, 1995
1997 Custom $17,885 $550 July 27, 1997
1997 Limited $19,220 $550 July 27, 1997

4DR Wagon[edit | edit source]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge 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
1994 Special $15,470 $525 January 1, 1994
1995 Special $16,160 $535 September 1, 1994
1995 Special $16,500 $535 January 1, 1995
1996 Special $18,135 $540 September 1, 1995

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video Clips[edit | edit source]

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Buick Century 4DR Sedan

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