Buick's lowest priced car is back with three custom packages
that give buyers the flexibility to choose how they outfit
their Century. The slightly reserved 2004 Buick Century
shares its basic platform with the Buick Regal, which has
a little more flair for younger customers.
The 2004 Buick Century continues to focus on safety and
security. It has new 4-wheel disc brakes and an impact-protective,
energy-absorbing foam-backed interior trim on the pillars
and roof rails, which exceeds federal safety requirements.
The 2004 Buick Century is offered in one base model, with
three custom packages available: Standard, Custom and Limited.
The 2004 Buick Century is a roomy four-door sedan, capable
of seating a maximum of six passengers. It has good head
and legroom in all seating positions, meaning even full-size
adults won't be squashed on the inside.
The Standard Package with the 2004 Buick Century includes
such items as a front split bench seat, a remote decklid
release, an audio system with CD player, an air filtration
system, power windows, cloth upholstery and remote keyless
entry. The Custom Package adds a 6-way power driver seat,
cruise control, deluxe illuminated visor vanity mirrors
and color-keyed floor mats.
At the top of the heap is the luxurious Limited Package.
It decks out the interior with leather seating surfaces,
steering wheel-mounted radio controls and more.
The Limited Package also includes 15-inch chrome plated
wheel covers. The 2004 Buick Century is offered in two new
exterior colors: Cashmere Metallic and Steelmist Metallic.
Powering the 2004 Buick Century is a 3.1-liter V6 engine
with the following specs: 175 horsepower at 5200 rpm and
195 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. It is mated to a proven
4-speed automatic transmission, resulting in fuel ratings
of 20 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway.
Buick's Convenience Plus package of features returns, giving
the Century a number of handy items. These include delayed
entry and exit lighting, theater dimming, flash-to-pass
control, battery rundown protection, lockout protection,
delayed locking, an auxiliary power outlet and daytime running
Safety and Security
Four-wheel disc brakes can be replaced with optional 4-wheel
antilock disc brakes. In addition to its sturdy, solid construction,
the Century has the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children) system for young passengers. LATCH uses six metal
hooks to help adults easily and safely attach child safety
seats. Dual front airbags are also standard, and a driver's
side-impact airbag is available with leather-appointed seating