Used 2005 Buick Park Avenue

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious and comfortable interior, strong V6 engine, solid safety scores, good value.
  • Floaty ride without Gran Touring package, dated interior design.
List Price Estimate
$2,729 - $6,234

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Edmunds' Expert Review

When shopping for an extra-large, luxury-laden sedan of domestic heritage, it's hard to go wrong with the shapely Park Avenue.

2005 Highlights

A special-edition appearance package and optional 17-inch chrome wheels are the only notable changes for the Park Avenue.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Buick Park Avenue.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
22 total reviews
5 star reviews: 73%
4 star reviews: 23%
3 star reviews: 4%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

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

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75/5 stars, 11 years of near bliss
geeo,
Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I just love the big car feel. The bench seat front and back are great. You can seat the entire family of grown children all the luggage ans all the electronic gear in comfort their are four 12 volt receptacles.The Park Ultra is very popular in China in 2010. Why we can not have it here is a mystery to me. I guess the bone heads at Buick in USA still do not get it.
5/5 stars, Beautiful vehicle, couldn't ask for anything better!!!
rob208,
Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I have a 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra Special Edition in white diamond tricoat and it is the most beautiful car I've ever seen. The ride is very smooth, the seats couldn't be more comfortable, and everything is automatic, from the windshield wipers, lights, and much more. If you buy this car, you must get the Ultra with the supercharged engine, it is a rocket and flies effortlessly. This is not a car just for elderly people, I am under 20 and love this car, it is an eye catcher and is often mistaked for a Cadillac. It is absolutely gorgeous vehicle that drives great, gets 30+ mpg on the highway, plenty of room, and is a very reliable AMERICAN car. Very highly recommend.
5/5 stars, Excellent Value As A Used Premium Vehicle
Steven D.,
4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
My 2005 Buick Park Avenue has 35,000 miles on it, and I'm the second owner. I've had the car for approximately 11 months, and it's proven a reliable and very comfortable vehicle, equal or greater then several luxury cars I've owned. Acceleration is punchy, braking good, though handling is very floaty and steering lacks feedback. Front and rear seats are equally comfortable, and with the bench seat I can comfortably carry 6 passengers to dinner or around down. With 5 passengers it's common for all passengers to fall asleep - the car is quiet as a church mouse and very smooth, although the tires do allow for some poor feedback on rougher roads. The interior and driving experience is very 90s American, comfortable, unapologetic, and almost lackadaisical. Interior quality and ergonomics are adequate - if I place a loose object on the passenger seat while driving alone it will almost certainly fall between in the space between the top part of the seat and the bottom. Cupholders are too few and too flimsy. Technology is what you expect from a 2005 - no Bluetooth, navigation or active safety to speak of, but the steering wheel audio and cruise controls, AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio, dual power seats with memory, automatic headlights all make the driving experience easy. Getting in and out is easy - I have a disabled family member who can get in from a wheelchair easily. Reliability has been great - have replaced tires. Value is excellent, there are a lot of good examples at much lower prices - it's really a comfortable, safe, spacious vehicle - the ride is as good as any luxury vehicle out there! PROS: Ride quality, value, space, comfort, reliability, smooth power-train. CONS: Dated interior materials (even for 2005), ergonomics, big car to park. Highly recommended for its value and comfort, the 3.8 liter V6 is exceptionally smooth and reliable - I've had it in several vehicles with no issues.
4.5/5 stars, The Flash
K.F.,
Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I bought the P.A.Ultra with touring package (used) after owning a similar older Park Ave, which I grew to love. This car is a dream and the fuel injection gives it amazing power. The touring package makes handling very tight and responsive. The car is a TOTAL driving experience:great sound system, luxury comfort:walnut interior trim, leather seats, power everything, sunroof etc. It shows what American engineering can produce if it wants to. I hope the new model Buicks can carry on this fine tradition, but I'd be surprised.This is a real car!


Features & Specs

4dr Sedan3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
205 hp @ 5200 rpm
Ultra 4dr Sedan3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A
MPG 17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 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
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 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
Poor
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


FAQ

Is the Buick Park Avenue a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Park Avenue both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Buick Park Avenue fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Park Avenue gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Park Avenue has 19.1 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 Park Avenue. Learn more

Is the Buick Park Avenue reliable?

To determine whether the Buick Park Avenue is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Park Avenue. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Park Avenue's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2005 Buick Park Avenue a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Buick Park Avenue is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Park Avenue is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2005 Buick Park Avenue?

The least-expensive 2005 Buick Park Avenue is the 2005 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $35,555.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $35,555
  • Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A) which starts at $40,730
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What are the different models of Buick Park Avenue?

If you're interested in the Buick Park Avenue, the next question is, which Park Avenue model is right for you? Park Avenue variants include 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A). For a full list of Park Avenue models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2005 Buick Park Avenue

Used 2005 Buick Park Avenue Overview

The Used 2005 Buick Park Avenue is offered in the following submodels: Park Avenue Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A).

What do people think of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Buick Park Avenue and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Park Avenue 4.7 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 Park Avenue.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Buick Park Avenue and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Park Avenue 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.

What's a good price for a New 2005 Buick Park Avenue?

2005 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

The 2005 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,350. The average price paid for a new 2005 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) is trending $33,789 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $33,789 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,561.

The average savings for the 2005 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A) is 93% below the MSRP.

2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

The 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,525. The average price paid for a new 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A) is trending $38,522 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $38,522 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,003.

The average savings for the 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A) is 92.8% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Buick Park Avenue?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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