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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 GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $16,930 $18,540
4-Door Sedan LS 20 28 $17,909 $19,640
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $18,888 $20,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,629
$16,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,855
$18,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$309 / 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 36.6
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
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 199.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.9 x 1.0
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 175
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 3251
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Century Mercury Sable
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link w/ MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 36.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.47 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm w/Coil Springs
 
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