Compare 1997 Buick Century vs 1997 Dodge Stratus

1997 Buick Century
1997 Dodge Stratus
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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 Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 95.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 1.3 10.2 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.5 38.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/70R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3364 2911
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.0 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Engine
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
L82 ECB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 37
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Dodge Stratus
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan Base
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.472 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Lower control arm NA
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

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