Compare 1999 Buick Century vs 1999 Mercury Sable

1999 Buick Century
1999 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan Custom
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
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4-Door Sedan GS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 199.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.0
Brakes
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 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable 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 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 38.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 175
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 3251
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Mercury Sable
Suspension
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
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

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