Compare 1997 Buick Century vs 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

1997 Buick Century
1997 Chevrolet Lumina
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $16,722 $17,885
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $17,586 $19,220
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $15,335 $16,945
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,326 $19,145
4-Door Sedan LTZ 20 29 $17,792 $19,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,722
$15,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,885
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 100.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 200.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.8 8.86 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 1.3 10.5 x 1.04
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 36.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.5 42.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3364 3360
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L82 L82
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Chevrolet Lumina
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link w/ MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 35
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut w/ MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.472 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Lower control arm w/Coil Springs

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