Compare 1997 Buick Century vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Buick Century
1997 Mercury Sable
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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 Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,722
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,885
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
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 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 199.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.8 NA
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 NA
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 Variable Power
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 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3364 3476
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
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 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
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 -
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 Wagon GS
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link w/ Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut w/ MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.472 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Lower control arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36.0

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