2001 Buick Century Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Midnight Blue Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,243 - $3,188
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
175
Seats
6

How 2001 Buick Century Ranks In Its Class

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#6
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#14
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#5
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Buick Century Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Custom $1,243 - $3,188
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Limited $1,243 - $3,188
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

3.84
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Nice car to ride in; had its fair share of problems if not taken care of.

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This car is quite old which entailed many hardships along the way. The windows would go down and not come back, the breaks not working as well as many other problems. The vehicle has been inspected many times and we could never seem to find an exact problem with the car. However, I think it was just not properly taken care of such as keeping up with brake fluid and regular oil changes. Even though the car had its fair share of problems due to the owner, it was very nice to ride in when taken care of.

Susan L
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The intake gasket and main engine gasket needs replacing too early.

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For an older car it still runs well. However it has some issues. Windshield wiper motor does not park the wipers in resting spot. Drivers window does not work anymore. It is getting a little rust on bottom edges of body. Has a calanoid issue that acts up a little and affects shifting on occasion. The main gasket had to be replaced also the intake gasket because on Buick centuries they do not last long and some say it should have been fixed by the makers of this car.

Sharon K
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There is nothing important besides it was in my family for 15 years.

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My car is a 2001 silver Buick century and it has been in my family for 15 years. My grandfather passed the car down to me when he died. It is having minor problems that can be fixed, like the power steering pump and radio needs some work. I plan on fixing up the car with my dad so we can both use it for what we need. It is a very comfortable car with non leather seats, it fits about 5 people and it is a very reliable car.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,243 - $3,188
$1,243 - $3,188

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 (hp)
175 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.1L (191) SFI V6 engine, 3.1L (191) SFI V6 ENGINE
3.1L (191) SFI V6 engine, 3.1L (191) SFI V6 ENGINE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 (cu. ft.)
16.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
6
6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Optional
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/70R15
P205/70R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109 (in.)
109 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.5 (ft.)
37.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
194.6 (in.)
194.6 (in.)

Width

Width
72.7 (in.)
72.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3368 (.lbs)
3368 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 (hp)
175 (hp)

Torque

Torque
195 (ft. lbs.)
195 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.5 (gal.)
17.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Not Available
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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Rollover
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes *
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Front outboard lap/shoulder seat belts w/adjustable comfort guides
  • Rear outboard lap/shoulder seat belts
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Traction control *
  • Rear door child security locks
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual note horn
  • Driver seat side-impact airbag

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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