Compare 2002 Buick LeSabre vs 2002 Toyota Avalon

2002 Buick LeSabre
2002 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $22,563 $24,660
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $27,683 $30,255
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4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 29 $23,000 $25,845
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 29 $23,730 $26,665
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 29 $26,668 $30,305
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 29 $26,756 $30,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,563
$23,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,660
$25,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.6 106.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.5 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.0 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.85 x 1.77 11.4 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
43.3 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.57 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
-QPK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
compact P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
-QPK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3567 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 80
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 210 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick LeSabre Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Dr Sedan Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/level control w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/level control w/Coil Springs

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