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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom
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Body Style

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,722
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,885
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 95.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 186.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 108.0
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.7
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 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 1.3 10.2 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.0
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 38.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/70R14
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 2911
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 510
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code L82 ECB
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.13
Trans Order Code MX0 DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan Base
Vehicle Name Buick Century Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 30.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link w/ Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.1
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.472 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm NA
 
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