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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 G
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,722
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,885
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.2
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.8
Brakes
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 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 1.3 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 38.0
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3364 3329
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code L82 99U
Displacement 3.1L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.77
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code MX0 44L
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan G
Vehicle Name Buick Century Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link w/ Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.472 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36
 
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