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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 30 $20,166 $22,040
4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 30 $21,099 $23,060
4-Door Sedan GT 20 30 $22,838 $24,960
4-Door Sedan GTP 19 28 $24,457 $26,730
4-Door Sedan GXP 18 27 $26,841 $29,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$21,099
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,040
$23,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$384 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 97.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.2
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 110.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 198.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 17
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QGY QNX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QGY QNX
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3342 3477
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 4000 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LG8 L26
Displacement 3.1L/191 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.921 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.385 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.568 1.56
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Century Pontiac Grand Prix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-wheel Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear 4-wheel Wide Track
 
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