Compare 1997 Buick LeSabre vs 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

1997 Buick LeSabre
1997 Ford Crown Victoria
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4-Door Sedan Custom
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
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 25 $20,139 $21,575
4-Door Sedan LX 17 25 $21,691 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,143
$20,139
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,015
$21,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.2 111.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 58.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 212.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 114.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 77.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.1 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.85 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 11.3 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.3
Steering Type
Power Power Variable Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
43.3 43.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.57 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T37
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T37
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3446 3775
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.78 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
124 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
L36 99W
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 190 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.84
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Summary
Body Style
4 Dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick LeSabre Ford Crown Victoria
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.12
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut w/ Four-bar link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut w/ Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.590 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 30.0

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