Used 2005 Buick LeSabre

2005 Buick LeSabre
MSRP Range
$26,725 - $32,385

Pros & Cons

  • Room for six, excellent mileage from V6, smooth ride, huge trunk, solid crash test scores.
  • Dated interior styling, can be slow when fully loaded, no split-folding rear seat.

Edmunds' Expert Review

A crowd-pleasing large sedan that offers space, safety and surprisingly good mileage in a high-value and economical package.

2005 Highlights

The 2005 model year brings no major changes for the LeSabre.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Buick LeSabre.

5 star reviews: 73%
4 star reviews: 19%
3 star reviews: 6%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 2%
Average user rating: 4.6 stars based on 52 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • interior
  • comfort
  • fuel efficiency
  • appearance
  • value
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • seats
  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness
  • ride quality
  • maintenance & parts
  • road noise
  • transmission
  • lights
  • engine
  • dashboard
  • driving experience
  • electrical system
  • brakes
  • wheels & tires
  • acceleration
  • visibility
  • safety
  • doors
  • climate control
  • sound system
  • towing
  • oil
  • warranty

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars, 2005 Buick Lesabre Limited.

I am a loyal Buick driver. Have had Buicks for many years but really love this 2005 LeSabre Limited. Really gets good mileage, 33 mpg on hwy for such a comfortable car. People are disappointed in the Lucernes with the mileage compared to the LaSabre. I would tell people to pay the extra money and get a Limited.

5 out of 5 stars, One of the best vehicles I've ever owned
Ernie S.,
Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Next to my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan this is the best vehicle I've ever owned. Comfortable, decent gas mileage, minimal regular maintenance costs and the only one major expense was needing front and rear pads and rotors at the same time. I get it serviced every 3-4,000 miles, rotate tires often (3rd set in place at the moment) and drive it daily (127K and still going strong). My only complaint is a dashboard squeak I've had for ages and can't seem to locate. I wish they still made this model for when I'm ready again. UPDATE @ 150,000 miles...Still runs and drives beautifully and usual maintenance items have been the only expenses...Console lid broke from hinge but will have repaired ( I use it a lot).

4.5 out of 5 stars, Love my "old man's car"

Absolutely love my "old man's car". Needed another 4 door car after getting married, did my research and knew I wanted a LeSabre. I work for a Buick dealer and I waited until the right one was traded in. Got a 1 owner Custom with 67,000 miles and couldn't be happier. My friends teased me about it until they rode in it, then they got it. Amazing ride quality, great gas mileage, enormous trunk. My wife insists we take the LeSabre when we go on trips rather than her 2008 Scion XB. If you find a low mileage LeSabre, buy it! You won't be disappointed.

4.75 out of 5 stars, Oldsmobile Replacement

I have driven GM cars always. I got an Olds Delta 88 in 1987 and have had several Olds that have ran perfect with the same drive train in the Olds 88s and 98s -the 3.8 engine is great- GM was smart enough to stay with it for many years. I bought the 2005 Buick LeSabre because it had the exact same drive train as an Olds that GM was stupid enough to discontinue.

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Features & Specs

Custom 4dr Sedan features & specs
Custom 4dr Sedan
3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
205 hp @ 5200 rpm

Limited 4dr Sedan features & specs
Limited 4dr Sedan
3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
205 hp @ 5200 rpm

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Is the Buick LeSabre a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 LeSabre both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2005 LeSabre gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 52 reviews) You probably care about Buick LeSabre fuel economy, so it's important to know that the LeSabre gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the LeSabre has 18 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Buick LeSabre. Learn more
Is the Buick LeSabre reliable?
To determine whether the Buick LeSabre is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the LeSabre. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the LeSabre's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2005 Buick LeSabre a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Buick LeSabre is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 2005 LeSabre gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 52 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 LeSabre is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2005 Buick LeSabre?

The least-expensive 2005 Buick LeSabre is the 2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,725.

Other versions include:

  • Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,725
  • Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $32,385
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What are the different models of Buick LeSabre?
If you're interested in the Buick LeSabre, the next question is, which LeSabre model is right for you? LeSabre variants include Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of LeSabre models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2005 Buick LeSabre Overview

The Used 2005 Buick LeSabre is offered in the following submodels: LeSabre Sedan. Available styles include Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2005 Buick LeSabre?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Buick LeSabre and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 LeSabre 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 LeSabre.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Buick LeSabre and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 LeSabre featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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