The 2005 Buick Park Avenue is in its last year as Buick's
flagship sedan. As always, the Park Avenue is a refined
sedan. The spacious Park Avenue, known for its tight handling
and reliable V6 power, has carved an immovable place for
itself in the realm of fine automobiles.
For this last year, in recognition of a long and illustrious
history, the 2004 Buick Park Avenue features a vertical-bar
grille and front fender portholes. These "VentiPorts,"
were first introduced in 1949 and last year were just used
for the Ultra model. Chrome-plated portholes on each front
fender, they add to function and style, giving the vehicle
a certain look and allowing additional air to flow through
the engine compartment.
The 2005 Buick Park Avenue is a near-luxury class sedan
offered in two models: base and Ultra.
The four-door 2005 Buick Park Avenue sedan is long and elegant,
and both models offer a generous range of standard amenities.
A number of optional extras, stand- alone and package options,
are available to personalize your purchase and add luxury
The Base model offers standard air conditioning with dual-zone
automatic climate controls, leather upholstery on 10-way
power front seats and a matching leather-wrapped steering
wheel with audio controls, cruise control, power windows
and locks and so on.
Despite this good collection of standards, an upgrade to
the Ultra is a true upgrade with a sweet collection of enhancements;
the OnStar system with one-year of service, woodgrain for
the steering wheel, heated front seats, memory settings
for the driver seat, mirrors, climate controls and radio,
heated power mirrors with turn-signal lights and automatic
day/night mirrors, and upgraded electronics: audio system,
trip computer, universal garage-door opener and more.
On the outside, moving from Base to Ultra also has some
real extras; rain-sensing windshield wipers combine with
low profile 235/55R17 tires on chrome alloy wheels with
a road-hugging Gran Touring suspension to add to the performance
and style, chrome exhaust tips and chrome accents add to
the exterior offerings. In an added bonus, the last 3000
Park Avenues are to be Special Edition models with special
logos, unique trim and wheels, and available black-and-platinum
exterior- instantly collectible.
Both the 2005 Park Avenue engine options are powerful V6
powerhouses with plenty of passing punch for control and
comfort on the highways and byways. However, moving up to
the Ultra gives a supercharged V6 that ups the torque and
horsepower substantially. The HP rises from 205 to 240 at
5200rpm while torque moves from 230 lb-ft at 4000 rpm to
280 at 3600. These motor choices offer between 18 and 29
StabiliTrak antiskid, with specially tuned suspension and
rear stabilizer bars, the Park Avenue will hug the road
and provide a luxurious high-performance ride. Both the
base model and the Ultra have 4-speed automatic transmission
with overdrive for slip-free shifting. The base model is
fitted with a 3.8-liter Series II V6 engine. It can generate
205 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque.
Safety and Security
Antilock four-wheel disc brakes are standard. Other safety
features include dual front airbags, front side airbags
and daytime running lights. GPS navigation system is available
as an optional extra.