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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 19 30 $20,143 $22,015
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 19 30 $21,687 $23,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 30 $23,369 $25,540
4-Door Sedan Limited SG 19 30 $23,926 $26,149
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,143
$27,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,015
$30,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$504 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.2 108.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 61.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 27.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 200.8 207.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.8 113.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.1 17.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x 1.27 11.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.6 x 0.5
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.85 x 1.77 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.11
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 43.3 40.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.57 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 37.7
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3446 3612
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.78 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 124 90
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.5L/215
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 215 @ 5850
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 221 @ 3100
Engine Order Code L36 EGE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
Transmission
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 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code NA DGB
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.66
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick LeSabre Chrysler LHS
Body Style 4 Dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.590 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut w/ Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Chapman struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ Iso strut
 
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