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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 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 GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 25 $21,001 $22,495
4-Door Sedan LS 17 25 $22,294 $23,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,143
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,015
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.1
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 58.0
Second Leg Room (in) 40.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.2 109.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 60.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 200.8 211.8
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 28.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 78.0
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 0.6
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 1.0
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 Recirculating Ball
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 T3P
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3P
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3446 3792
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
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
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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 GS
Vehicle Name Buick LeSabre Mercury Grand Marquis
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.02
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/ Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.590 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 30.0
 
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