1997 Buick Century Sedan Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Buick Century Sedan


We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Buick Century Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Buick Century

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tight construction, 6-passenger capacity, optional integrated child seat, standard dual-zone air conditioning

  • Cons

    No engine upgrade available, staid styling, no traction control option

  • What's New for 1997

    Buick redesigns its bread-and-butter midsize sedan, dropping the wagon variant in the process. A 3.1-liter V6 engine, roomier interior,…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)

My first car

by on
Vehicle: 1996 Buick Century

i read a comment about it not being good for a teenager its all how you look at it. I was 17 when I bought the car from my dad. at first I was hesitant. Then I fell in love. It was reliable, smooth to drive , and so comfortable. I think its all the way you look at it I don't want to say the car fit me but I fit my car. mine was a custom edition. Well I am not quite sure it said custom on the exterior, but on the dash it said limited so I loved it and I think no matter the age this car is perfect. sad story mine was stolen and everything was ruined the leather was torn engine, taken out the list goes on. Now I am on the search to own my champagne colored whip once again.."it's all krystalle"

So many still on the

by on
Vehicle: 1996 Buick Century

I bought this car in Florida, drove it around the country, through snow, rain, sleet, desert... It has always been reliable. Recntly I parked in a parking lot in our SMALL town and there were five Buick Centuries, from !980's through 2000 models. Little things like power window failures go, I replaced struts, but with regular maintenance, these cars seem to run forever, get good gas mileage, and my giant dog can spread out in the backseat!

How old are you?

by on
Vehicle: 1996 Buick Century

Car is a good first car with outdated styling(they kept the body from the early 80s to mid 90s) and bad handling. Bad understeer tendency that is exaggerated by wet weather. I got the car at 90k and killed it around 115k. Stock struts are miserable and I killed a total of two front pair. Went through 8 tires on it (1sets rear, 3 front) until it finally died, the differential went out, but not before the rear window motors starred going (hence not my fault, the diff was). If you are good though, it can out handle a Civic due to its ability to power out of turns. It can do burnouts, drifts and anything else you make it do, but it will fight you all the way.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 26
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs

Full 1997 Buick Century Review

What's New for 1997

Buick redesigns its bread-and-butter midsize sedan, dropping the wagon variant in the process. A 3.1-liter V6 engine, roomier interior, larger trunk and traditional Buick styling cues highlight the new Century.

Talk About The 1997 Century

1997 Buick Century Discussions See all Started By

In July 2011 I inherited a 1997 Buick Century Custom complete with Dynaride and Concert sound... and the car rides smoother and bumps harder than any other car i have ever had. My mom had been storing...

into Backlighting Circuit) Models: 1997-99 Buick Century, Regal 1998-99 Oldsmobile Intrigue with RPO CJ2 Condition Some customers may comment on a temperature variation between the left and right han...

We just purchased a 2000 Century a few weeks ago. Let me tell you, my other car is a 1997 Camry. I like the feel of the Century better. It's more responsive in the steering wheel, it's certainly mo...