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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom (CMI)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $17,629 $18,855
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $18,505 $20,225
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 28 $16,214 $17,560
4-Door Sedan SHO 16 25 $26,323 $29,115
4-Door Sedan SE 20 28 $16,929 $18,560
4-Door Wagon SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Sedan Northeast SE 20 28 $17,285 $18,960
4-Door Wagon Northeast SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,629
$16,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,855
$17,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$293 / 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 Hip Room (in) 53.3 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.2
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.8
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 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.98 x 1.00
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 115
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 - City (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Century Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36
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) 32 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.47 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm w/Coil Springs
 
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