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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 20 29 $22,563 $24,660
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $27,683 $30,255
4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats (Natl)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 107.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.85 x 1.77 11.4 x 0.5
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) 10.83 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 582
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L36 NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.81
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Dr Sedan Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick LeSabre Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/level control w/Coil Springs
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
 
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